Call for papers to the Special Issue: “Human Resource Management Contribution to Sustainability”

The guest editors Carla Curado (CSG/ISEG), Lucia Muñoz-Pascual (IME), Mírian Oliveira (PUCR & ISEG),  Paulo Lopes Henriques (CSG/ISEG) & Helena Mateus Jerónimo (CSG/ISEG) are inviting for submissions to the Special Issue “Human Resource Management Contribution to Sustainability”, to the RAE-Journal of Business Management, with deadline until April 30th 2021. 

The RAE-Revista de Administração de Empresas (Journal of Business  Management), published by FGV´s Sao Paulo School of Business Administration, was launched in 1961 and published uninterruptedly ever since. RAE is a pioneer, groundbreaking journal and it has increasingly become a reference in the academic/scientific environment, standing out for its high quality and its academic rigour and it publishes new articles reviewed through the double-blind review system.


Getting firms ready for a sustainable trajectory is a challenge deriving from the United Nations Strategic Development Goal number 9: “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. Therefore, the pressure on organizations to rearrange and respond to such call is tremendous. In this special issue we invite researchers to identify the contribution of Human Resource Management to Sustainability. We believe that the research reported in this special issue will support the implementation of the 2030 UN’s Agenda for sustainable development.
Human Resource Management can promote a “sustainability mindset” (Ehnert & Harry, 2014) and contribute to address the sustainability challenges. Nevertheless, it persists a lack of the required human resources to build the changes for sustainability in organizations (Singh et al., 2018). To achieve sustainability, organizations must comply with the so-called “triple bottom line” (Elkington, 1994; Muñoz-Pascual et al., 2019), fulfilling the economic, social, and environmental needs of their direct and indirect stakeholders over a long-time horizon. Human Resource Management can thus play a pivotal role as its practices and policies are important tools for establishing a workforce which understands, values and engage in sustainable initiatives (Ehnert & Harry, 2014). The link between Human Resource Management and sustainability invites us to reflect upon how Human Resource Management functions, and subsequently the organization itself, is evolving and being repositioned toward sustainability goals.

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