Human Resource Accounting

A Special Session on “Human Resource Accounting”
as part of the 
16th Annual International Conference on Global Studies
19-22 December 2022, Athens, Greece

ATINER is organizing a Special Session on “Human Resource Accounting”, 19-22 December 2022, Athens, Greece as part of the 16th Annual International Conference on Global Studies.

Human Resource Accounting (HRA) is a proposed cost accounting system which quantifies the worth and expense of human resources in terms of employees’ overall soft skills namely knowledge, experience, expertise, motivation, creativity, followership, leadership, etc. along with organizational recruitment, training, development, promotion, transfer, relocation, termination, etc. It is therefore the value and cost of human resource characteristics and activities within an organization. HRA had been initiated in the 1960’s and became somewhat vibrantly worldwide through the 1970’s, 1980’s…up to 1990’s…then has since been in impasse. In its place is the Workforce Analytics (Valamis, 2021) which is the process of using data-based intelligence to improve and enhance human resource decision making, like managing and hiring top talent, aligning compensation with performance etc. It leverages “big data” to make informed workplace decisions and predictions. Perhaps, nowadays, HRA can be realized through Workforce Analytics? At least that is the thought of two well-known authors of the HRA models – Dr. Flamholtz (UCLA) and Dr. Ogan (U of Florida) – whom I had the honor of meeting virtually and f2f during the Summer 2018 and Fall 2019, respectively.

You may participate as presenter of one paper or observer.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, an Athens educational walking tour and one-day visit to Delphi. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 8 November 2022 to: Dr. Joseph VanVo, Adjunct Professor, College of Business Administration, California State University, Sacramento, USA. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

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