The important aspects of this symposium are:
• To incorporate international HRM perspectives in Namibia between academics and industry practitioners as well as collaborating with other related bodies;
• To present research from various fields of study in relation to HRM;
• To create a platform for young researchers to develop projects through interaction with academic peers;
• To deliberate on and understand the challenges faced in HRM functions around the world in comparison to the Namibian context;
• To allow HR practitioners, business owners and managers to discuss and learn HR dynamics and practices as are vital to the survival of small businesses during economic challenge; and
• To call on academics, consultants and practitioners in the field and in industry to deliberate on the relevance of developing prolific research and more visibility of HRM activities championing human resource standards in the profession in the country.
Procedure for the symposium:
• Professor René Schalk from Tilburg University, the Netherlands, and
• Professor Bennie Linde from North-West University, South Africa
These keynote presentations will be followed by thematic sessions, allowing academic and practice presentations on the symposium theme. A session for research in development will allow emerging researchers to discuss their ideas with academic peers.