Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Industrial and Organizational Psychology in the Modern Workforce

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: April 30, 2016
Full Chapters Due: July 31, 2016
Submission Date: January 31, 2017


Industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology is the scientific study of the workplace. Rigor and methods of psychology are applied to issues of critical relevance to business, including talent management, coaching, assessment, selection, training, organizational development, performance, and work-life balance. While there is abundant research on I/O psychology in the extant literature, this publication will incorporate and synthesize the most recent research advancements and discovery into one volume for future research and practical application by the target audiences.


The value of this proposed publication would be to provide business and government executives, researchers, and graduate students of I/O psychology with reference material that could be used in strategic human resource management operations, among other functions such as talent management, international assignments, securityi strategic planning, and international management.

Target Audience

The target audience includes business and government executives, graduate and undergraduate business and psychology students, and scholar-practitioners who need a single source regarding contemporary issues involved in I/O psychology and its place in the modern workforce.

Recommended Topics

Research Methods in I/O Psychology
Job Analysis and Description
Performance Appraisal
Criterion Measurement
Training and Development
Stress and Worker Well-Being
Work-Family Conflict
Organizational Theory and Development
Cross-Cultural Management
Group Processes and Work Teams
Job Attitudes
Corporate Identity
Legal Issues in Employee Selection
Organizational Communication
Human Factors
Evolution of I/O Psychology
Cognitive Ability Tests
Validity and Reliability
Ethics and Cultural Differences
Need Theory Hierarchy
Productivity and Employee Behavior
Occupational Health
Organizational Development Theory
Staffing Decisions
Employee and Managerial Skills Gaps
Statistical Methods in I/O Psychology
Influence, Power, and Office Politics
Special Issues in I/O Psychology
Historical Influences in I/O Psychology
Diversity Management
Organizational Socialization
Social Capital
Sexual Harassment
Employee Absenteeism
Employee Turnover
Job Satisfaction
Stages of Group Development
Disciplinary Procedures
Intergroup or Workplace Conflict
Research on Organizational Design
Organizational Culture
Change Management
Empirical Research Designs
Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis
Computational Modeling
Language Management
Method Variance and Bias in I/O Psychology
Longitudinal Modeling
Confirmatory Factor Analysis
Transcultural Research
Transcultural Competence

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before April 30, 2016, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by May15, 2016 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 31, 2016, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2017.

Important Dates

Phase 1:
Proposal Submission Deadline: April 30, 2016
Full chapter Submission: July 31, 2016

Phase 2:
Review Process: July 31 –September 15, 2016
Review Results to Chapter Authors: September 30, 2016
Phase 3:
Revised Chapter Submission from Chapter Authors: October 31, 2016
Final Acceptance Notifications to Chapter Authors:November 30, 20166
Submission of Final Chapters to Editor: December 31, 2016
Final Deadline for Sending Complete Materials to IGI Global: January 31, 2017

Editorial Advisory Board
• Sally Wallace, Georgia State University, USA
• Shefali Virkar, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
• Kijpokin Kasemsap, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
• Ye-Sho Chen, Louisiana State University, USA
• Wiboon Kittilaksanawong, Saitama University, Japan
• Norhayati Zakaria, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
• M. Reza Hosseini, Deakin University, Australia
• Ewa Lechman, University of Gdansk, Poland
• Allen McKenna, STM Group, United Kingdom
• David Starr-Glass, SUNY Empire State College, USA
• Rituparna Das, National Law University, India
• Eren Sekmez, IBM Corporation, Czech Republic
• Mohammad Abdolshah, Azad University, Iran
• Gowri Vijayan, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
• Archie Addo, Argosy University, USA
• Agnieszka Piekarz, Independent Researcher, Poland
• Seppo Leminen, Laurea University, Finland
• Efe Efeoğlu, Adana Science and Technology University, Turkey
• Mika Westerlund, Carleton University, Canada
• Loukas N. Anninos, University of Piraeus, Greece
• Neeta Baporikar, HP-GSB, Namibia & Doctoral Guide, University of Pune, India
• Marianne Greenfield, Argosy University, USA
• Gökhan Toros, Independent Researcher, Turkey


Please send all inquiries to Dr. Harish C. Chandan at:

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