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).


2014 IERA/PERA joint Conference, Darwin, 2-5 November 2014

On behalf of the 2014 Organising Committee, we are delighted to invite you to participate in the 20th IERA Conference being held at the Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin, from 2-5 November 2014.  The conference is being held in conjunction with PERA and is hosted by Charles Darwin University.

For further information, please click on the relevant conference links.


2015 IERA (Europe) Symposium, London, 30 January 2015

IERA (Europe) is holding its first symposium, in association with the Work and Employment Research Unit of the University of Greenwich, on 30th January 2015 at the University of Greenwich, Hamilton House. The symposium theme is: Central and Eastern European employment relations in perspective – history, geography and  variegation. Further details can be found here.