Quotation Stahl, Günter, Brewster, Chris, Collings, David, Hajro, Aida. 2020. Enhancing the role of human resource management in corporate sustainability and social responsibility: A multi-stakeholder, multidimensional approach to HRM. Human Resource Management Review. 30 (3)


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This paper focuses on the increased pressure for corporations to engage in corporate sustainability (CS) and corporate social responsibility (CSR) in order to address the current crisis of confidence in business, align their activities with the needs and expectations of a broader set of stakeholders, and help tackle the world's grand challenges. We argue that human resource management (HRM) has a potentially vital role to play in contributing to a firm's CS/CSR efforts, but so far has failed to deliver. We explore the reasons for this failure and discuss ways for HRM to play a more prominent role in the design and implementation of a firm's CS/CSR strategy. Building on earlier attempts to integrate corporate responsibility and sustainability into the HRM performance construct, we propose a multidimensional, multi-stakeholder approach to sustainable HRM that encompasses activities aimed both at avoiding harmful consequences for stakeholders and contributing to positive outcomes along the triple bottom line (i.e., people, planet, and prosperity). We discuss implications for research and develop a set of propositions and guidelines for future research.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Human Resource Management Review
Citation Index SSCI
WU-Journal-Rating new MAN-A, STRAT-B, WH-B
Language English
Title Enhancing the role of human resource management in corporate sustainability and social responsibility: A multi-stakeholder, multidimensional approach to HRM
Volume 30
Number 3
Year 2020
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053482218303796
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrmr.2019.100708
Open Access N

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Stahl, Günter (Details)
Hajro, Aida (Details)
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Brewster, Chris (University of Reading, United Kingdom)
Collings, David (Dublin City University, Ireland)
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Institute for Human Resource Management IN (Details)
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