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The academic and scientific staff involved in this field develops researches on the evolutions of the workplace in a global and digitalized work. Two main axes may characterize such transformations and are developed by two research teams accordingly:

  • new forms of work and employment, digital innovation and organizational change (LENTIC)
  • gender, diversity management and equal opportunities (including universities), HRM in Africa (Maghreb and Sub-saharan Africa) (EGID)


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Such evolutions pave the way to new developments in strategic HRM through organizational change processes and intrapreneurship skills, studied by the abovementioned research units. Numerous publications and PhD theses are produced on these topics. 

The research activities of this strategic field are characterized by a permanent balance between pure academic research and action-research accompanying public and private organizations in the design and implementation of HR strategies and change projects (either in Belgium or abroad) but also workers and non-workers in their professional path management and skills development in a perspective of sustainable careers. We also have a strong involvement with regional, national or international professional associations in the field (HR managers, diversity managers, etc.), through projects and dissemination of our research in events organized by the public or private sector.

Within the University of Liège, strong research links have been developed with the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Psychology (interdisciplinary ARC projects, co-supervision of PhDs, etc.)

International partnerships have been established with other universities either in Belgium (Leuven, Louvain-La-Neuve, Hasselt, Antwerp, Ghent) or abroad (Paris-Dauphine, Lille, HEC Montreal, Wharton School, Bentley University, Tilburg, Aachen, Monash University, University of California in Santa Cruz, etc.). The academic and scientific staff of the field is deeply engaged in international scientific networks (among others in the French-speaking Association of Human Resource Management, with positions of vice-president, coordinator of working groups, etc.). Senior professors are regularly asked to take part in PhD committees outside Belgium.

Several academic and scientific members of the field are also committed in the study of intercultural questions in a global world and take charge of cooperation activities with developing countries, namely in Africa.


Changing Workplace & Strategic HRM

Article (Scientific journals)
Setting sustainability agenda at the local level: a process of compromise making
Alarda, Lama ; Pichault, François ; Esposito, Giovanni et al.
In pressIn International Review of Administrative Sciences, 0 (0)
Contribution to collective works (Parts of books)
Under Pressure: Strategic Choices and Contextual Trade-offs of SMEs Facing Industry 4.0 Implementation
Zabudkina, Anastassiya ; Lisein, Olivier ; Pichault, François
2024In Braccini, Alessio Maria; Pallud, Jessie; Pennarola, Ferdinando (Eds.) Technologies for Digital Transformation: Moving Towards the Future of Organisations
Article (Scientific journals)
Beyond traditional narratives about teacher professional development: A critical perspective on teachers' working life
Coppe, Thibault; Parmentier, Michaël ; Kelchtermans, Geert et al.
2024In Teaching and Teacher Education, 139, p. 104436
Article (Scientific journals)
Beyond the storm: an exploratory survey on HR managers' representations of epidemic-induced telework
Jemine, Grégory
2024In International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 23 (2), p. 156-174
Article (Scientific journals)
Fair enough?! Investigating the specific challenges of diverse university first-year students
De Clercq, Mikaël; Parmentier, Michaël ; Van Meenen, Florence
2024In Research Papers in Education, 39 (1), p. 1-21

Members of the field

updated on 6/1/23

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