How Sustainable is Human Resource Management Really? An Argument for Radical Sustainability

Bal, Matthijs and Brookes, Andy (2022) How Sustainable is Human Resource Management Really? An Argument for Radical Sustainability. Sustainability, 14 (7). p. 4219. ISSN 2071-1050

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Abstract

Sustainability has become an increasingly popular concept in relation to contemporary organiza-tional life. The current paper reviews the concept of sustainability in relation to Human Resource Management (HRM), and poses the question whether HRM can become truly sustainable. Ana-lyzing the notion of sustainability as an empty concept, this paper searches for new and radical meanings for sustainable HRM. Anchored in a radical understanding of sustainability as the protection and promotion of the dignity of people and the planet, this paper reviews the state of the art of contemporary HR systems and practices. It also positions sustainable HRM in the context of planetary survival and the role organizations may play in the transformation to sus-tainable economies. To conceptualize sustainable HRM, it is needed to integrate new meanings through postulating appealing narratives around non-capitalist sustainable living.

Keywords:Sustainable HRM, Sustainability, Critique, Neoliberal capitalism
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N200 Management studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:49050
Deposited On:25 Apr 2022 08:54

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