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Continuing the evolution: towards sustainable HRM and sustainable organizations

Continuing the evolution: towards sustainable HRM and sustainable organizations Purpose – This article aims to put sustainability as a new step in the evolutionary pathway of human resource management (HRM). Design/methodology/approach – This article provides a literature review on the evolution of HRM and we reflected how HRM can contribute to organizational sustainability. Findings – The study presents a sustainable HRM as a new step in HRM evolution. The study argues that sustainable HRM is completely necessary to achieve sustainable organizations and a more sustainable society. Originality/value – Sustainability is becoming a key concept and a key element in the future of organizations, but little is known about the role of HRM in this process. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Business Strategy Series Emerald Publishing

Continuing the evolution: towards sustainable HRM and sustainable organizations

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1751-5637
DOI
10.1108/17515631111166861
Publisher site
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Abstract

Purpose – This article aims to put sustainability as a new step in the evolutionary pathway of human resource management (HRM). Design/methodology/approach – This article provides a literature review on the evolution of HRM and we reflected how HRM can contribute to organizational sustainability. Findings – The study presents a sustainable HRM as a new step in HRM evolution. The study argues that sustainable HRM is completely necessary to achieve sustainable organizations and a more sustainable society. Originality/value – Sustainability is becoming a key concept and a key element in the future of organizations, but little is known about the role of HRM in this process.

Journal

Business Strategy SeriesEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 6, 2011

Keywords: Sustainability; Human resource management; Evolution

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