Managing Human Resources for Environmental Sustainability

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-07-31
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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Businesses are being pressured by governments, customers and employees alike to adopt environmentally-friendly policies and practices. This volume describes these trends and examines their implications for scholars and practitioners of human resource management. It explores the macro context that is shaping organizational responses to environmental concerns and includes several case studies that illustrate organizational initiatives that have clear implications for workforce management. The book also presents empirical research that is directly relevant to human resource management for environmentally-friendly organizations. International in scope it reflects concerns of different regions of the world North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Author Biography

Susan E. Jackson is Distinguished Professor of Human Resource Management, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University and Research Fellow, Lorange Institute of Business Z?rich.

Deniz S. Ones is the Hellervik Professor of Industrial Psychology and a Distinguished McKnight Professor at the University of Minnesota.

Stephan Dilchert is Assistant Professor of Management at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xvii
The Editorsp. xix
The Authorsp. xxi
The Imperative for Environmental Sustainabilityp. 1
Portrait of a Slow Revolution Toward Environmental Sustainabilityp. 3
The Strategic Importance of Environmental Sustainabilityp. 21
The Role of Strategic Context in Environmental Sustainability Initiatives: Three Case Studiesp. 36
Human Resource Management Efforts for Environmental Sustainability: A Survey of Organizationsp. 61
Theoretical and Empirical Foundations to Guide Environmental Initiativesp. 81
Employee Green Behaviorsp. 85
Demographic Characteristics and Employee Sustainabilityp. 117
The Role of Commitment in Bridging the Gap Between Organizational Sustainability and Environmental Sustainabilityp. 155
Measuring and Improving Environmental Sustainabilityp. 187
Creating and Maintaining Environmentally Sustainable Organizations: Recruitment and On-Boardingp. 222
Leadership and Environmental Sustainabilityp. 241
Case Studies Illustrating the Implementation of Environmental Initiativesp. 263
Environmental Sustainability and Employee Engagement at 3Mp. 267
EcoVision at Sherwin-Williams: Leadership at All Levelsp. 281
HR and Sustainability at Daimler AGp. 298
HR Initiatives for Environmental Mission Alignment at Aveda Corporationp. 309
Environmental Sustainability Initiatives in Ugandan Light Industryp. 319
Human Resource Development Initiatives for Managing Environmental Concerns at McDonald's UKp. 341
Environmental Sustainability and Organization Sensing at Procter & Gamblep. 362
Sustainability in Coffee Sourcing and Implications for Employee Engagement at Caribou Coffeep. 375
Future Directionsp. 405
Implications for HR and OD Professionals in the Future: Can I-O Principles and Practices Contribute to the Achievement of Corporate Environmental Sustainability?p. 407
Building Empirical Foundations to Inform the Future Practice of Environmental Sustainabilityp. 416
Name Indexp. 433
Subject Indexp. 444
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