The Centre for Global Workforce Strategy carries out multidisciplinary research on issues surrounding effective workforce management strategies on a global scale.
The collaborative and multidisciplinary research environment at Simon Fraser University has allowed the Centre for Global Workforce Strategy to build a strong team of researchers, drawing from the Beedie School of Business’ existing research expertise on global workforce management and from an extensive network of individuals associated with ongoing research projects. Research Fellows span the globe from Austria to Australia and represent a wide range of sub-specialties including expertise in work-life balance, the development of cultural intelligence, comparative human resource management practices, biculturalism, assessment centres, HR issues in mergers and acquisitions, management of expatriates, and cross-cultural communication.
The purpose of the Centre is to focus activity on contemporary problems related to global workforce strategy under the guidance of an Advisory Board, which itself represents a wide range of geographic locations and industries. In addition to research, Centre activities include hosting public forums, workshops, and academic conferences; preparation and distribution of educational material for use by universities and professional associations; media outreach and networking activities; and regular offerings of professional development programs.