Exploring challenges and solutions in applying green Human Resource Management (GHRM) practices for the sustainable workplace in the ready-made garment (RMG) industry in Bangladesh

Islam, MD Asadul, Hunt, Abigail, Jantan, Amer Hamzah, Hashim, Haslinda and Chong, Choo Wei (2019) Exploring challenges and solutions in applying green Human Resource Management (GHRM) practices for the sustainable workplace in the ready-made garment (RMG) industry in Bangladesh. Business Strategy and Development . ISSN 2572-3170

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Abstract

The study aimed to explore challenges and solutions in applying green human resource management practices for the sustainable workplace. The field of enquiry is ready-made garments factories, with the study drawing on qualitative research. The researchers interviewed 12 managers from leading ready-made garments factories in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The participants interviewed provided rich qualitative data and identified a number of challenges such as a poor level of knowledge, no rules for practising, a lack of managerial interest and organisational support, high costs of practising and high employee turnover as the main challenges in applying green human resource management practices in the factories of the industry. The study also found that strict rules and regulations, monitoring, courses in universities, training programs and monetary incentives could be effective solutions in applying green human resource management practices in the organisations. This study is amongst the first in academic research to reveal the challenges and solutions in applying green human resource management practices, therefore, primary data could be useful for academicians and policymakers for further research and subsequent decision making.

Keywords:Green Human Resource Management, Ready-made Garments, Challenges, Solutions, Bangladesh, Sustainable Workplace
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N612 Staff Development
N Business and Administrative studies > N600 Human Resource Management
N Business and Administrative studies > N214 Change Management
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:38921
Deposited On:19 Nov 2019 15:01

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