Special Issue "Greening the Organizations: Linking Employee Behaviors, Human Resource Management, and Environmental Concern"

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A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Pascal Paillé (Website)

Department of management, Pavillon Palasis Prince, Laval University, 2325 rue de la Terrasse, Québec, QC., G1V 0A6, Canada
Interests: green HRM; pro-environmental behaviors at work; organizational psychology; human resource management; retention of human resources; employee engagement; organizational citizenship behaviors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is now difficult to deny the influence of human behavior on the natural environment. While a great deal of research has focused on individual's behaviors in private settings (households), few efforts have been undertaken in organizational settings for examining to what extent people at work adopts friendly or harmful behaviors towards the environment. An emerging trend within the organizational literature is that organizations may develop targeted HRM practices that help employees to perform pro-environmental behaviors to achieve environmental sustainability. This special issue seeks to address this issue. Although original empirical works (either quantitative or qualitative) are expected, conceptual papers are also welcome.

Prof. Dr. Pascal Paillé
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • environmental behavior
  • environmental governance
  • environmental health
  • environmental management
  • environmental psychology
  • ethics in environmental issues
  • greening business
  • human resources management
  • sustainable development
  • corporate social responsibility

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Research

Open AccessArticle The Role of Policy Champions and Learning in Implementing Horizontal Environmental Policy Integration: Comparative Insights from European Structural Fund Programmes in the U.K.
Adm. Sci. 2014, 4(3), 304-330; doi:10.3390/admsci4030304
Received: 15 April 2014 / Revised: 1 August 2014 / Accepted: 5 August 2014 / Published: 22 August 2014
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This paper examines attempts to integrate environmental sustainability goals into the design and implementation of projects funded by the EU Structural Funds programmes in the U.K. between 2000 and 2006. It does so by comparing how the two “horizontal priorities” (environmental sustainability [...] Read more.
This paper examines attempts to integrate environmental sustainability goals into the design and implementation of projects funded by the EU Structural Funds programmes in the U.K. between 2000 and 2006. It does so by comparing how the two “horizontal priorities” (environmental sustainability and gender equality) fared in terms of understanding and acceptance by project applicants. It places this material within the wider context of literature on environmental policy integration and inter-agency cooperation. A “policy coordination” framework is used as a heuristic device to construct an account of the ways in which the two themes were handled through the interplay of the myriad of actors and organisations involved in the process. A key part in this involved the deployment of “policy champions” to work with external organisations bidding for funding to support projects that formed the core of programme implementation. The paper also examines the variable reactions on the part of project designers to the requirement to incorporate environmental and gender goals and the greater inter-professional networking that these implied. The comparison between the two priorities clearly demonstrates the difficulties inherent in the breadth and complexity of environmental issues and the need in the first instance to link them to relatively simple actions directly associated with economic development activity. The study concludes that this is essentially the first step in a more protracted “policy learning” process. Full article
Open AccessArticle Developing an Integrated Conceptual Framework of Pro-Environmental Behavior in the Workplace through Synthesis of the Current Literature
Adm. Sci. 2014, 4(3), 276-303; doi:10.3390/admsci4030276
Received: 20 April 2014 / Revised: 15 July 2014 / Accepted: 23 July 2014 / Published: 4 August 2014
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Recent studies have begun to bridge the gap between general and workplace pro-environmental behavior by adapting specific existing behavioral models to the workplace environment. This conceptual article proposes a different approach by synthesizing the current general and workplace literature to develop a [...] Read more.
Recent studies have begun to bridge the gap between general and workplace pro-environmental behavior by adapting specific existing behavioral models to the workplace environment. This conceptual article proposes a different approach by synthesizing the current general and workplace literature to develop a new model of the antecedents to pro-environmental behavior. Guided by this approach, this paper combines the insights of the current general and workplace models to develop an integrated framework of pro-environmental behavior in the workplace. In doing so, an overview of the current general and workplace literatures will be provided as well as their similarities and differences highlighted. The proposed framework will provide further insights into the antecedents of workplace pro-environmental behavior and identify common findings across the different existing workplace models. This theory can be the basis for further research in order to provide a comprehensive picture of the antecedents of pro-environmental behavior in the workplace. Lastly, implications for specific interventions to develop targeted Human Resource Management practices and work towards achieving environmental sustainability will be discussed. Full article

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