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Important Dates (GMT +8:00)

  1. Full Paper Deadline: 5 February 2018
  2. Acceptance Notification: 28 February 2018
  3. Camera-ready Paper Deadline: 18 March 2018
  4. Early Bird Deadline: 5 March 2018


Call for Papers

The conference will bring together researchers who are actively pushing the boundaries of knowledge in various domains of interest from around the world.



Human capital has been recognised as the catalyst of organisational success. Its importance is more prevailing today as the new phase of globalisation, the 4th Industrial Revolution will take charge of the world landscape. The world today stands on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live and work, how we relate to one another, and most importantly, the effect it will give to all the stakeholders including public and private sectors. Unlike anything humankind has experienced before, the breadth and depth of the changes in the 4th Industrial Revolution is expected to alter the entire system of production, management and governance. In particular, it will affect the workforce and workplace which we are yet to foresee but inevitably will make human capital as the critical factor to be nurtured.

With the theme “Nurturing Human Capital amidst the 4th Industrial Revolution” , the Centre for Human Resource Studies (CHREST), UKM, in collaboration with Pertubuhan Legasi Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi proudly presents the 3rd CHREST International Conference 2018 that is to be held in TH Hotel, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia on 4 - 5 April 2018.

Educators, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and professionals are invited to share and exchange ideas and experiences related to the conference theme.

Conference Objectives:

•    To encourage collaboration in research amongst institutions of higher learning and industries in addressing issues on human capital;
•    To establish networking amongst academicians, practitioners, government officials and communities;
•    To provide a platform for scholars and practitioners to debate and disseminate research findings undertaken in various topics; and
•    To offer opportunities to industries and policy makers to get feedback from the research ideas and findings presented at the conference.

Conference Tracks:

• Human Resource Development

• Human Resource Management

• Labour Economics

• Organisational Behaviour

• Social Capital

• Technology and Innovation

• Quality and Productivity

• Entrepreneurship

• Learning and Education

• Consumerism and Marketing

• Mobility and Migration

• Human Development and Psychology

• Ethics

• Governance: Administrative / Policy

• Management Strategy

• International Business/Globalisation

• Financial Management

• Knowledge Management

• Human Capital and Islamic Values

• Islamic Management

• Other related topics

Paper Submission Guidelines

All submissions must be original and should not have been previously accepted for publication in any journal, including any online journal, and must be written in English or Bahasa Malaysia. Prospective authors are invited to submit full paper (maximum of 10 printed pages including an abstract, references, tables, figures or charts) for presentation following this format:

Title, name of author(s), affiliation.
Abstract (not more than 250 words)
Times New Roman 10 point font, single line spacing
Use APA style for references (please visit www.apa.org for details).
Full paper should be uploaded into ConfBay Online Submission System.

All papers will be subjected to a double blind peer review process. Full papers selected for presentation at the conference will be published in the Conference Proceedings if at least one of the authors registers and attends the conference.

Keynote speaker

Paul Sparrow

Paul Sparrow is Emeritus Professor of International Human Resource Management at Lancaster University Management School and was Director of the Centre for Performance-led HR from 2006 to 2016. In 2016 he was awarded the USA’s Society for HRM Michael R. Losey Award for lifetime achievement in HR research and research contributions that impact the HR management field. He is regularly voted amongst the Most Influential HR Thinkers by Human Resources magazine, listed from 2008-2012 and 2014-16. As an academician, he has written a lot of books on HR, published many articles in prominent journals as well as hold editorial posts in a number of top ranking journals in HR and management.

Forum in Human Capital

“Nurturing Human Capital amidst the 4th Industrial Revolution: Perspectives from Industry”

Panels: TBA

Publication opportunities

Selected papers will be considered for publication in Jurnal Pengurusan (SCOPUS Indexed), Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia (SCOPUS Indexed), and Asian Journal of Accounting and Governance (ESCI Indexed) published by Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.


Established on 1 May 2011, the Centre for Human Resource Studies (CHREST) is a research centre in the Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.  The centre aims to gather expertise in related fields, to obtain research grants for members, to publish and disseminate research findings, to establish networking and eventually become a referral centre at the national and international levels.  To reach its goal, CHREST benefits from its advisory board members of well-known scholars and practitioners around the world.  CHREST is a scholarly research community for those involved in the practice and study of human resource development, management and labour economics.  The centre was founded on the purpose of not only promoting academic research but also encouraging intellectual development of members through round table discussions, workshops and conferences.  CHREST also works closely with the Institute for Labour Market Information and Analysis (ILMIA), a research unit of the Ministry of Human Resource Malaysia.

Registration and submission

Registration and submission of full paper must be done electronically through the online submission system.