University of Gothenburg

Sustainable HRM and Working-Life Practices Conference 2024

Welcome to the Sustainable HRM and Working-Life Practices Conference, an international and interdisciplinary conference held on June 17–19, 2024, in Gothenburg. A preliminary program is provided further down this page.

The main organizers of the conference are the Centre for Global HRM (CGHRM) and the Forum for Work Life Research (FALF), with the support of other research centers in the field of work life at the University of Gothenburg: AgeCap/Lexliv, the SDG8 Initiative, and WE-Work & Employmen

The conference explores the conditions, circumstances, and practices that create sustainable and healthy workplaces and organizations with the potential to attract, retain, and motivate today's and tomorrow's workforce. How can organizations meet the demands and expectations of the younger generation while also encouraging older employees to stay and contribute with their productivity? Are new practices needed, and if so, what should they look like? These questions are numerous and complex, which is why we invite researchers from various disciplines with different methodological and theoretical approaches to participate in this exciting and important discussion.

Preliminary Program for Sustainable HRM and Working-Life Practices

DAY 1, June 17th

10:00 FALF PhD Pre-conference, Working Life Research (In Swedish)
10:00 CGHRM Scientific Board Meeting

11:00 Registration

12:30-13:50 Welcome + Keynote Speaker: Alex Burdorf How can we facilitate working longer in good health? 

14:00-14:45 Symposium: Brewster, Gooderham, AgeCap

14:45-15:15 Coffee Break (Fika)

15:15-16:45 Tracks/Symposium
16:55-17.25 Tracks/Symposium

18:00-22:00 Reception, Hyllan, the School Restaurant, Buffet & Rock and Blues Concert

DAY 2, June 18th

8:45-10:15 Tracks/Symposium, Wilkens

10:15-10:45 Coffee Break (Fika)

10:45-11:30 Keynote Speaker: Johannes Siegrist Professional training for sustainable work (SDG 8) – HRM, OHSM, OM

11:30-12:30 Lunch

12:30-13:15 Keynote Speaker: Celeste P.M. Wilderom  How to Become an Organization in which Substantial Learning takes place

13:30-14:30 Symposium: Martin/Holt Larsen
13:30-14.00 Award Cermony, FALF – Best PhD thesis and best published paper
14:00-14.30 Symposium: Knoll

14:30-15:00 Coffe Break (Fika)

15:00-16.00 Tracks/Symposium, Continue: Symposium Knoll
16.10-17:30 Tracks/Symposium

17:30 FALF- Annual Meeting (In Swedish)

19:00 Dinner: Clarion Draken Hotel, Järntorget

DAY 3, June 19th

8:45-10:15 Parallel Tracks, Symposium: SDG8

10:15-10:45 Coffe Break (Fika)

10:45-11:30 Keynote Speaker: Johanna Rickne Gender equality, work and labour market

11:30-12:30 Panel discussion: Sustainable HRM & Working-Life Practices

12:30 Lunch and Farewell

There will be ample opportunity for social interaction, including a reception (Monday) featuring several local/collegiate bands and a conference dinner (Tuesday) at the Clarion Hotel Draken.

Hotel Draken


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