Special Issue "Instruments for Measuring Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): The Special Case of Human Resource Management (HRM)"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
Interests: Strategic Human Resource Management (HRM); Socially Responsible HRM (SR-HRM); organizational behaviour; managerial skills
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Interests: Strategic Human Resource Management (HRM); Socially Responsible HRM (SR-HRM); intellectual capital; organizational behavior; sustainable HRM
CSR is an innovative and promising area that generates great interest not only among academics but also among the companies themselves due to, among other aspects, the influence that it has on both internal and external effects of the organization—that is, in the day to day management of the company and in achieving greater organizational performance, as well as in the contribution that it makes to sustainability (with the triple bottom line—economic, social and environmental results) (Aguilera et al., 2007; Stankevičiūtė and Savanevičienė, 2018; Svensson and Wood, 2011).
This growing field of research presents important challenges for academics to work on. One of the most important of these involves the measurement of CSR, since the literature on this topic is inconsistent and lacks practical maturity (Jamali et al., 2015; Voegtlin and Greenwood, 2016). That is why many authors point out the need to promote the discipline by establishing mechanisms that allow an objective and effective evaluation and comparison of the contributions that are made in the different (functional) areas of the company to the CSR approach and the value that is added to its different stakeholders (e.g., Blowfield, 2005; Jamali et al., 2015). This contribution would help firms to identify how Socially Responsible they are in different organizational areas and to what extent they contribute to sustainability.
This Special Issue is focused on filling this gap in the research. Specifically, it is focused on socially Responsible Human Resource Management (SR-HRM). Although efforts to define and specify the particular actions covered by SR-HRM can be found in the literature (e.g., Barrena-Martínez et al., 2017; Diaz-Carrion et al., 2018; Dupont et al., 2013; Jamali et al., 2015), there is a need to improve understanding of this discipline by establishing mechanisms that effectively allow its evaluation and comparison in a systematic way (Aust et al., 2018). In this sense, we invite you to send your contributions on measurement instruments to evaluate aspects including but not limited to:
- The contribution of talent management to CSR;
- The relationship between organizational behaviour (leadership, motivation, satisfaction, team management, culture, etc.) and CSR;
- The measurement of Social Responsibility within HRM;
- SR-HRM as a process to promote employees’ well-being;
- Evaluation of environmental, economic, and social aspects of SR-HRM;
- Analysis of the main deficiencies of the current SR-HRM and sustainable indicators;
- The relationship between employee relations and SR-HRM.
All manuscripts will be reviewed by experts in the field and must be submitted no later than the end of 31st January 2020.
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Aust, I.; Muller-Camen, M.; Poutsma, E. SR-HRM: A comparative and international perspective. In Handbook of Research in Comparative Human Resource Management, 2nd ed; Brewster, C., Farndale, E., Mayrhofer, W., Eds.; Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018, pp. 358-369.
Barrena-Martínez, J.; López-Fernández, M.; Romero-Fernández, P.M. Towards a configuration of socially responsible human resource management policies and practices: findings from an academic consensus. The International Journal of Human Resource Management 2017, 1-37.
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Díaz-Carrión, R.; López-Fernández, M.; Romero-Fernández, P.M. Evidence of different models of Socially Responsible HRM in Europe. Business Ethics: A European Review 2018, 18(1), 1-18.
Dupont, C.; Ferauge, P.; Giuliano, R. The impact of corporate social responsibility on human resource management: GDF SUEZ’s case. International Business Research 2013, 6(12), 145- 155.
Jamali, D.; Safieddine, A.M.; Rabbath, M. Corporate governance and corporate social responsibility synergies and interrelationships. Corporate Governance: An International Review 2008, 16(5), 443-459.
Stankevičiūtė, Z.; Savanevičienė, A. Designing Sustainable HRM: The Core Characteristics of Emerging Field. Sustainability 2018, 10(12), 4798.
Svensson, G.; Wood, G. A model of cause-related marketing for “profit-driven” and “non-profit” organizations. European business review 2011, 23(2), 203-214.
Voegtlin, C.; Greenwood, M. Corporate social responsibility and human resource management: A systematic review and conceptual analysis. Huma Resource Management Review 2016, 26(3): 181-197.
Dr. Macarena Lopez-Fernandez
Dr. Pedro M. Romero-Fernández
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- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Socially Responsible Human Resource Management (SR-HRM)