Special Issue "Sustainable HRM, Ethics and Corporate Governance"
A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 March 2019)
In the past few decades, the rise of the paradigm of sustainability has shifted our focus from productivity to efficiency; from a linear system of production and consumption to a circular model with the awareness of finite nature resources; and from defining success by the mere use of financial metrics to valuing the social and environmental impacts. With the tightening regulations and standards put forward by governments and rising expectations on business ethics, the business sector has taken various initiatives, which include redefining and aligning organizational goals, strategies and business models; embedding sustainability in decisions and practices; collaborating with civil society in advocating and fossilizing systems changes for the public good.
In the above context, this Special Issue thus calls for empirical and/or conceptual scientific papers and case studies that investigate the current and emerging practices of sustainable HRM, ethics and corporate governance on the bumpy road to a sustainable future. Papers that are accepted for inclusion within this special issue will be published free-of-charge.
The current Special Issue is directly linked with the upcoming “Conference on Ethics, Responsible Business and Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities for Transformation and Growth” on 7–8 December, 2018, Hong Kong (for more information see: http://www.ouhk.edu.hk/iibg2018conference/index.html). We encourage authors considering submitting a paper to this Special Issue to join us for this conference.
We welcome papers that are purely conceptual, test theoretical models with quantitative survey data, or are grounded in qualitative data. We are looking in particular for articles that shed light on why, how and under what conditions different types of initiatives in relation to HRM, ethics and corporate governance can emerge and thrive, and provide insights and/or directions for theoretical development and/or application. Possible topics may include: Stakeholder engagement; sustainable HRM measurement; sustainable HRM policies and practices; workforce diversity and sustainable HRM; comparative perspectives on sustainability and HRM; ethics, law and justice, ethics and globalization; ESG reporting and integration; transparency and accountability; economic and environmental ethic; natural, social and human capital valuation.
During the conference, on 7–8 December, we will organize parallel presentation sessions. For more information on submission guidelines for the conference, see http://www.ouhk.edu.hk/iibg2018conference/e-submission.html. Additionally, we also welcome submissions to the Special Issue from people who are unable to join us in Hong Kong.
Submission for this Special Issue opens 28 January 2019.
For more information on this special issue or on the conference, do not hesitate to contact us.
Prof. Dr. Alan Kai-ming Au
Prof. Dr. Michael Müller-Camen
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