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The Link Between Sustainability Reporting and the Core Characteristics of Sustainable Human Resource Management


  • Aslanertik Banu Esra

    (Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey .)

  • Çolak Murat

    (Visiting Professor, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland .)


The concept of sustainable human resource management is becoming a core subject of sustainability reports. Current discussions in the literature focus on how to integrate human resource management (HRM) with sustainability issues and emphasise the concept of “sustainable human resource management” rather than “sustainability and human resource management.” This focus requires a more comprehensive company perspective through the lens of company goals, people, processes and the strategic orientation dimensions of an HRM–sustainability relationship. Within this perspective, new approaches are needed to concentrate on sustainable HRM issues.

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  • Aslanertik Banu Esra & Çolak Murat, 2021. "The Link Between Sustainability Reporting and the Core Characteristics of Sustainable Human Resource Management," International Journal of Contemporary Management, Sciendo, vol. 57(4), pages 15-24, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:vrs:ijcoma:v:57:y:2021:i:4:p:15-24:n:3
    DOI: 10.2478/ijcm-2021-0010

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