Human Resource Management for Organizational Sustainability


The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on September 25, 2015 contains holistic, far-reaching, and people-centered set of universal and transformative goals and targets. These call for strengthening capacities and providing an enabling environment for access to opportunities that are sustainable from economic, social, and environmental standpoints.
Sustainability focus of the organization needs to go hand in hand with sustainable HRM systems, processes, and practices. But the reality is that sustainability is seldom a part of HR plans or strategic HR practices of most of the organizations. Hence, this book, Human Resource Management for Organizational Sustainability
offers a new paradigm by focusing on human resource systems and processes from the lens of sustainability. The book puts together the concepts, researches, and practices that advance the understanding of organizational sustainability through human resource management contributed by specialists from Austria, Germany, India, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States, with examples, cases, and review questions.
Whereas environment-related aspects have been receiving increasing attention over the years, the “people” element of social responsibility has received limited attention in management education and also in the business world. This book will bridge the knowledge gap and will provide valuable insights into how sus- tainable HRM practices can contribute not only to organizational sustainability but also to sustainability at large.


About the Author(s)

Radha R. Sharma

Radha R. Sharma is chair for Center of Positive Scholarship for Organizational Sustainability, Hero MotoCorp chair professor of organizational behavior at Management Development In…

Robert P. Sroufe

Robert P. Sroufe is the Murrin Chair of Global Competitiveness in the John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business at Duquesne University. Within the top ten ranked MBA Sustainability program, h…

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March 31, 2019





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