Common Good HRM: A paradigm shift in Sustainable HRM?

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Abstract

As organizations increasingly claim to have become more sustainable and to have contributed to global sustainable development, demands for
Human Resource Management (HRM) to become sustainable intensify. In the past decade, the concept of Sustainable HRM received increasing
attention in both practice and research. However, academics' views about what Sustainable HRM means are diverse, and the effectiveness of
Sustainable HRM practices is uncertain. We reviewed key articles in the literature on Sustainable HRM and as a result highlight how the purpose of
HRM has been transformed in the search for sustainability. We present four Sustainable HRM types and describe how HRM can effectively contribute
to solving todays “grand” sustainability challenges by applying ideas from a common good economy perspective. We propose that a new type of
Sustainable HRM – Common Good HRM – could be essential in driving progress toward addressing sustainable development goals (SDGs) in
Sustainable HRM.
Original languageEnglish
JournalHuman Resource Management Review
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 502026 Human resource management

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