Creating Shared Value through Meta-organizational Common Good Human Resource Management: An Empirical Study of "Best for the World" Certified B Corporations

Maria Strobel, Kelsey M. Taylor, Lydia Bals, Eugenia Rosca

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Human Resource Management (HRM) research on fostering sustainability to date mostly focuses on enhancing sustainability within traditional corporations. However, in firms designed for financial (shareholder) performance, the role of HRM in improving sustainability remains structurally limited (Stahl et al. 2020). Our study therefore investigates the HR systems and practices of companies that already have a strong record in environmental sustainability.
Emerging research on the design of organizations for sustainability has pointed to the importance of investigating organizations that have implemented sustainability from inception and embedded sustainability in the structural design of an organization (Bals & Tate, 2018; Tate & Bals, 2018). Our study therefore aims at understanding

(1) how such organizations’ design for sustainability is reflected in their HR systems and practices, and
(2) how the HR systems and practices of such organizations contribute to the creation of shared value within the organization’s ecosystem.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains Forum 2023 : Book of Abstracts
Number of pages2
Place of PublicationBrussels
PublisherEUROMA, European Operations Management Association
Publication date2023
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventThe 10th EurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains Forum 2023 - Kuehne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 20 Mar 202323 Mar 2023
Conference number: 10


ConferenceThe 10th EurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains Forum 2023
LocationKuehne Logistics University
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  • Circular economy
  • Human resource management (HRM) systems
  • Common good HRM

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