We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the First HRIC, to be held in Beijing, on June 15th–16th, 2014. Co-sponsored by the HR Division of the Academy of Management (AOM) and Renmin University, this conference will focus on trends of convergence and divergence of human resource management research and practice in different cultures and nations. The HRIC will take place shortly before the Sixth conference of the International Association for Chinese Management Research, which will also be held in Beijing on June 18-22. The HRIC program will feature four prominent keynote speakers: Pawan Budhwar (Aston University), David Lepak (Rutgers University), Kwok Leung (City University of Hong Kong), and Anne Tsui (Arizona State University). The HRIC will offer unique opportunities to exchange views on lessons learned and emerging challenges from an Asian-Pacific perspective, and explore current directions in HRM from various cultural perspectives. The conference will also provide opportunities to share work-in-progress and interact with scholars from academia, industry and government with the hope of forging fruitful and ongoing collaborations. The conference seeks to attract scholars from diverse locations around the world to share ideas on all aspects of HR – not just those related to international aspects of HR.