Bringing together academics, students and practitioners in the field of work, employment and organisational studies


International Employment Relations Association

Founded in 1993, the International Employment Relations Association (IERA) is an organisation which represents and serves academics, practitioners, students and others interested in Employment Relations.

The Association provides a forum:

  • that explores the relationship between Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations and Organisational Studies
  • for academic and practitioner consideration of Employment Relations theory and practice
  • which fosters and promotes Employment Relations research
  • which encourages the study and teaching of Employment Relations
IERA holds regular conferences and symposiums and publishes academic journals in the broadly defined field of employment relations. IERA has two regional associations, PERA (covering Asia Pacific) and IERA (Europe).

The 22nd IERA Conference will be held from 10-12 July 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  For further information, click on to the Conferences tab above.

The IERA Executive reviewed the operations and organisation of the association in the light of the decision taken to integrate PERA into the operations of IERA.

July is now the regular time for IERA Conferences. This time will make it much easier for academics from the Northern Hemisphere to attend. We look forward to welcoming you to Kuala Lumper next July!