Who is in charge? A review and a research agenda on the ‘human side’ of the circular economy

Chiappetta Jabbour, C.J., Sarkis, J., Lopes de Sousa Jabbour, A.B. , Scott Renwick, D.W., Singh, S.K., Grebinevych, O., Kruglianskas, I. and Filho, M.G. (2019) Who is in charge? A review and a research agenda on the ‘human side’ of the circular economy. Journal of Cleaner Production, 222 . pp. 793-801. ISSN 0959-6526

Full content URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.03.038

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The adoption of the circular economy (CE) at the firm level has rarely intersected with human resource management (HRM) – here called ‘the human side of organizations’ – and these two fields remain largely separate areas of knowledge. While the literature on the CE is expanding, discussion of its implementation in organizations is, so far, rare, along with exploration of the necessary alignment of the CE with green human resource management (GHRM). In this article, we extend the state-of-the-art literature on CE business models through the inclusion of the ‘human side’ of such issues. This goal is met by offering an original integrative GHRM framework for organizations developing CE. The theoretical lenses of stakeholders' theory and the resource based view (RBV) form the foundation of this framework, which represents a ‘middle range theory’. We underline the practices and dimensions of the links between GHRM and the ‘ReSOLVE’ CE model. Through an exploration of this integrative framework, we propose a future research agenda along with original research propositions. Furthermore, the middle-range integrated theoretical framework we propose can serve both academics and practitioners in developing understanding of the human resource management (HRM) and change management aspects of the CE. © 2019 Elsevier Ltd

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Keywords:Natural resources management, Personnel, Resource allocation, Supply chains, Change management, Circular economy, Integrative framework, Middle-range theory, Research propositions, Resource-based view, Sustainable supply chains, Theoretical framework, Human resource management
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:39680
Deposited On:20 Jan 2020 10:22

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