CSR and HRM: A review and conceptual analysis

Christian Voegtlin, Michelle Greenwood

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Despite increasing focus on research and practice linking CSR and HRM (CSR-HRM), a comprehensive examination of the relationship between these two constructs is yet to be undertaken. Depictions of CSR-HRM in extant literature tend to fall into two broad categories: CSR enacted though HRM (HRM practices used to involve employees in the implementation of CSR); and HRM enacted through CSR (CSR practices used to attract, retain and motivate employees). However, CSR-HRM scholars rarely explicate how they understand the connection between CSR and HRM, and what assumptions they make when exploring it. As a result, CSR-HRM scholarship tends to be ad hoc and chaotic, with negligible theoretical or conceptual development of the CSR-HRM relationship. By means of a systematic review of past and current writings linking CSR and HRM, we expose the diversity of understandings of CSR-HRM and provide a conceptual map for navigating and planning further research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management 2013 Annual Meeting
EditorsLeslie Toombs
Place of PublicationBriarcliff Manor NY USA
PublisherAcademy of Management
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventAnnual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2013 - Orlando, United States of America
Duration: 9 Aug 201313 Aug 2013
Conference number: 73rd

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NameAcademy of Management. Annual Meeting Proceedings
PublisherAcademy of Management
ISSN (Electronic)2151-6561


ConferenceAnnual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2013
Abbreviated titleAoM 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
OtherThe Academy of Management's vision statement says that we aim "to inspire and enable a better world through our scholarship and teaching about management and organizations." The recent economic and financial crises, austerity, and unemployment, and the emergence of many economic, social, and environmental protest movements around the world have put back on the agenda some big questions about this vision: What kind of economic system would this better world be built on? Would it be a capitalist one? If so, what kind of capitalism? If not, what are the alternatives? Although most of our work does not usually ask such "big" questions, the assumptions we make about the corresponding answers deeply influence our research, teaching, and service.
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