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Job demands and burnout: The multilevel boundary conditions of collective trust and competitive pressure. Aldijana Bunjak, Matej Černe, Noemi Nagy and Heike Bruch.

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A conversation with the Authors of our Paper of the Year on Epistemic Injustice



What goes into making an exceptional academic article? In this conversation, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Smriti Anand, and Yasin Rofcanin, an Associate Editor of the journal Human Relations, ask that of Penelope Muzanenhamo and Rashedur Chowdhury, authors of the journal’s official 2023 Paper of the Year. The paper is free to access all year.

Click here to read the conversation and find out what inspired this paper, how the authors collaborated during the writing process and what advice they would give for those at the beginning of their writing journey.

Human Relations 75th Anniversary Conference

Take a look back at our celebratory 75th anniversary conference, that took place in April 2023 – you can find all the extended abstracts from papers submitted on our Conference Proceedings page.







Call for Papers

Human Relations seeks high-quality research papers that extend our knowledge of social relationships at work and organizational forms, practices and processes that affect the nature, structure and conditions of work and work organizations.

Why publish in Human Relations

Human Relations is included in the FT50 journals list used by the Financial Times in compiling the FT Research rank, included in the Global MBA, EMBA and Online MBA rankings.

Human Relations is an A* journal – the highest category of quality in the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List. Journals ranked A* represent approximately the top 6.8% of listed Business and Management journals. Human Relations is ranked 4 in the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) Academic Journal Guide 2021.

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