Sustainable HRM in the context of global uncertainty: its value for MNCs and impact on the global manager?

Jane Maley, Robin Kramar

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Abstract

The aim of this conceptual paper is to examine how a Sustainable approach to human resource management (HRM) can assist MNCs during periods of global uncertainty? Our findings show how Sustainable HRM strategy may wield significant benefits during periods of global uncertainty. A practical framework is developed using a combination of dynamic capabilities, absorptive capacity and real options theories. This framework exposes innovative opportunities in global uncertainty that involve firm capability enhancement through Sustainable HRM. Such an exercise will protect and perhaps enhance firm capabilities, whilst, at the same time focusing on profit-maximisation. This paper adds to the body of knowledge of international HRM research by illuminating the advantages of a Sustainable HRM approach in an uncertain economic environment. It also paves the way for future research in this important area.



LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationEURAM 2015
Subtitle of host publication15th Annual Conference of the European Academy of Management
PublisherEURAM
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9878389437600
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Human resource management
Uncertainty
Managers
Firm capabilities
Economic environment
International human resource management
Enhancement
Profit maximization
Absorptive capacity
Human resource management research
Body of knowledge
Exercise
Real options theory
Management strategy
Dynamic capabilities

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Maley, J., & Kramar, R. (2015). Sustainable HRM in the context of global uncertainty: its value for MNCs and impact on the global manager? In EURAM 2015: 15th Annual Conference of the European Academy of Management EURAM.
Maley, Jane ; Kramar, Robin. / Sustainable HRM in the context of global uncertainty : its value for MNCs and impact on the global manager?. EURAM 2015: 15th Annual Conference of the European Academy of Management. EURAM, 2015.
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EURAM 2015: 15th Annual Conference of the European Academy of Management. EURAM, 2015.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

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Maley J, Kramar R. Sustainable HRM in the context of global uncertainty: its value for MNCs and impact on the global manager? In EURAM 2015: 15th Annual Conference of the European Academy of Management. EURAM. 2015