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Announcing the Paper of the the Year 2014

The Human Relations Paper of the Year Award is given to the paper that the Editorial Team considers best encapsulates broad readership appeal, sound methods, and whose theory advances our understanding of human relations at work. The editors looked at all the articles published in the 67th volume before arriving at a short list of nine articles for consideration for the 2014 Paper of the Year Award. These shortlisted papers covered a very wide variety of topics and methods. The editors read all nine papers carefully before ranking them. Total scores for each article revealed a clear winner:


NGOs management and the value of 'partnerships' for equality in international development: What’s in a name?
Alessia Contu and Emanuela Girei
Human Relations 2014, 67 (2): 205–232

Warm congratulations to Alessia and Emanuela – we hope you enjoy reading their paper.


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New special issue calls for papers


Conceptualising flexible careers across the life course

Read the full call for papers

Guest Editors:
Jennifer Tomlinson (University of Leeds, UK)
Marian Baird (University of Sydney, Australia)
Peter Berg (Michigan State University, USA)
Rae Cooper (University of Sydney, Australia)

Submission deadline: 1st March 2016.
Papers should not be submitted before 1st February 2016.



Global supply chains and social relations at work

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Guest Editors:
Juliane Reinecke (University of Warwick, UK)
Jimmy Donaghey (University of Warwick, UK)
Adrian Wilkinson (Griffith University, Australia)
Geoffrey Wood (University of Warwick, UK)

Submission deadline: 30 April 2016.
Papers should not be submitted before 1 April 2016


Free access content


This month's free access article:
Knowing work: Cultivating a practice-based epistemology of knowledge in organization studies
Jens Rennstam and Karen Lee Ashcraft
Human Relations 2014 67(1) 3–25. DOI: doi: 10.1177/0018726713484182
This article will be free to access until 30 April 2015.


Free access to the first article of our latest special issue:
When it can be good to feel bad and bad to feel good: Exploring asymmetries in workplace emotional outcomes
Dirk Lindebaum and Peter J Jordan


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