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A Behind the Scenes Look at an Award-Winning Paper on Entrepreneurship

What goes into making an exceptional academic article? In this interview, the editor-in-chief and an associate editor of the journal Human Relations ask that of Helene Ahl and Susan Marlow, authors of the journal’s official 2021 article of the year. In “Exploring the false promise of entrepreneurship through a postfeminist critique of the enterprise policy discourse in Sweden and the UK,” Ahl and Marlow explore how postfeminist assumptions have shaped — and perhaps harmed – policy initiatives in the two northern European countries. Editor-in-chief Mark Learmonth of Durham University and associate editor Yasin Rofcanin of the University of Bath go behind the scenes with Ahl and Marlow to discuss the intertwining of the personal and the intellectual behind both their careers and their writing.
You can read the interview here.

Building a
Human Relations Community

Towards the end of 2020, I outlined the preliminary arrangements for the first Human Relations conference, which was due to be held in London during April 2022 as part of our celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the journal (Learmonth, 2021). At the time it seemed likely that by April 2022 holding a mixed-media conference with both face-to-face and online participation would be feasible. As I write today (in May 2021) the pandemic is unfortunately still raging across many parts of the world, with devastating effects. It seems clear, therefore, that the original date of April 2022 (even though it is still almost a year away) is simply no longer realistic… Read more

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 2018.

2-year impact factor: 5.732
5-year impact factor: 7.110


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