Contemporary developments in green (environmental) HRM scholarship

Douglas W.S. Renwick, Charbel J.C. Jabbour, Michael Müller-Camen, Tom Redman, Adrian Wilkinson

Publication: Scientific journalJournal articlepeer-review


This article reviews the contemporary literature on Green Human Resource Management (GHRM) to contextually frame the seven articles appearing in this Special Issue. Review findings reveal the embedded nature of GHRM workplace-level practices and additional research needing to focus on HR systems, individual behaviors and emerging theoretical lenses. As a set, the articles herein span green recruitment, competencies, employee participation, financial/environmental performance links, and contextual issues utilizing national culture, paradox, and stakeholder theories. By recognizing such multi-level dynamics, HRM scholars and practitioners can enhance GHRM initiatives that stimulate progress toward workplace environmental sustainability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114 - 128
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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