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Title: The human resources management contribution to social responsibility and environmental sustainability: explorations from Ibero-America
Autores: Alcaraz, J. M.
Susaeta, L.
Suarez, E.
Colón, Carlos
Gutiérrez-Martínez, I.
Cunha, R.
Leguizamón, F.
Idrovo, S.
Weisz, N.
Faia Correia, M.
Pin, J. R.
Researchers (UNIBE): Colón, Carlos 
Affiliations: Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Sociales 
Research area: Ciencias Sociales
Keywords: HRM; Social responsibility; Environmental sustainability; Value creation
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Source: International Journal of Human Resource Management, 30(22), 3166-3189
Journal: International Journal of Human Resource Management 
Volume: 30
Issue: 22
Start page: 3166
End page: 3189
In this paper we aim to advance the discussion on HRM’s quest to create value around social responsibility and environmental sustainability. We explore the perceptions reported by Human Resource managers in three Ibero-American countries (Spain, the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica). We focus on the hospitality sector, one of particular relevancy for these countries and with significant sustainability challenges. Relying on in-depth interviews in twenty-eight organizations and a mixed-methods approach, we examine HR managers’ underlying notions around social and environmental issues, stakeholder collaboration, HRM practices, roles and internal organization. Analysis of the interviews suggests varying views on those dimensions, as well as identifies Active and Advanced firms, the latter showing more commitment to sustainability (as part of the organizational culture), usage of HRM practices and engagement with multiple stakeholders. From this empirical exploration and relying on current sustainability developments, we contribute to the literature by outlining an externally-oriented model (centred on corporate priorities, communities’ flourishing and ecosystems’ resilience) aiming to advance HRM’s engagement with sustainability-driven agendas.
DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2017.1350732
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