Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Applied Multicultural Industrial and Organizational Psychology


Bryan Christiansen, Southern New Hampshire University, United States
Angela Even, Purdue University, United States

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: August 10, 2022
Full Chapters Due: December 8, 2022
Submission Date: December 8, 2022


Industrial and organizational psychology (I-O psychology), an applied discipline within psychology, is the science of human behavior in the workplace and-- depending on the region of the world--is referred to by different names. The discipline involves both research and practice, and I-O psychologists apply psychological theories and principles to organizations and the individuals within them. They contribute to an organization's success by improving the job performance, wellbeing, motivation, job satisfaction and the health and safety of employees. An I-O psychologist conducts research on employee behaviors and attitudes, and how these can be improved through recruitment processes, training programs, feedback, and management systems. I-O psychology research and practice also includes the work–nonwork interface such as transitioning into a career, retirement, and work-family conflict and balance. This publication will provide empirical and theoretical work on industrial/organizational psychology within a multicultural context. This is a perspective not normally examined in the extant literature on I-O psychology. Given the extent to which organizations today are increasingly comprised of employees from different cultural and language backgrounds, studying the cultural aspect of I-O psychology has become a necessity. The post-pandemic world in which the remote or hybrid workplace is becoming increasingly common adds importance to the multicultural perspective of the discipline due to the distances involved between employees and management.


This Handbook will provide updated research on applied I-O psychology within a culturallyconscious context that can be used for future research directions in the field by academics and practitioners alike. There is very scant extant literature on I-O psychology that examines the cultural aspect of the field; therefore, this publication shall provide valuable insights into new perspectives for organizations that are increasingly multicultural in composition.

Target Audience

The primary target audience for this publication is I-O psychology scholars and graduate students in the field. The secondary target audience is I-O psychology practitioners who need Reference material for their practices.

Recommended Topics

Culture and Organizations
Authentic Leadership in Other Cultures
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Remote & Hybrid Workplaces
Personnel Recruitment, Retention, and Promotion of Multilinguals
Multicultural Research in I-O Psychology
Performance Appraisal and Management
Language Management in the Multicultural Organization
Occupational Health and Well-being
Creativity Development in Multilingual Teams
Workplace Bullying
Case Studies
Workplace Ergonomics
Automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Workforce
Remuneration / Compensation
Third Culture Individuals in Management & Leadership
Training and Evaluation
Efficient Work Design
Emergency Management in Diverse Workforces
Motivation and Reward Systems in the Workplace
Organizational Culture in the Multicultural Environment
Diverse Group Behavior
Cross-Cultural Team Effectiveness
Job Satisfaction and Commitment
Innovation Management in Diverse Teams
Skills Development and Gaps
Counterproductive Work Behavior
Work-Life Balance
Career Counseling
Workplace Ergonomics
Organizational Development
Human Resources Planning in Diverse Ethnic Groups
Workplace Ethics
International Employment Law
Employee Resentment of Multilinguals
Psychopathy in the Workplace
Industrial Sociology
Individual Psychological Assessment
Workplace Machiavellianism
360 Degree Feedback Systems
Affirmative Action
Change Management
Pay Equity
Worker Self-Evaluation
Communication Overload
Employee Absenteeism
Conflict Resolution
Special Topics

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 10, 2022, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by August 24, 2022 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by December 8, 2022, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Handbook of Research on Applied Multicultural Industrial and Organizational Psychology. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2023.

Important Dates

August 10, 2022: Proposal Submission Deadline
August 24, 2022: Notification of Acceptance
December 8, 2022: Full Chapter Submission
February 5, 2023: Review Results Returned
March 19, 2023: Final Acceptance Notification
April 2, 2023: Final Chapter Submission


Bryan Christiansen
Southern New Hampshire University

Dr. Angela Even
Purdue University


Social Sciences and Humanities; Business and Management
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