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The Role of Responsible HRM Practices and a Culture-Related Capability on the CSR-Performance Association: A Small Firm Perspective

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O'Donohue, W and Torugsa, N, The Role of Responsible HRM Practices and a Culture-Related Capability on the CSR-Performance Association: A Small Firm Perspective, Work Organization and Human Resource Management, Springer, Carolina Machado and J. Paulo Davim (ed), Switzerland, pp. 1-25. ISBN 978-3-319-06375-1 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-06376-8_1

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the role that responsible human resource management practices (HRM) play in relation to proactive corporate social responsibility (CSR) and its impact on firm performance, using evidence from small firms in the Australian manufacturing industry. The empirical evidence reveals the critical moderating contribution of responsible HRM practices in the implementation of proactive CSR and enhancement of financial performance in small firms. The study findings indicate the need for managers of small firms, who wish to boost financial competitiveness through proactive CSR, to adopt responsible HRM practices that avoid a directive approach and which foster employee participation and engagement. It is suggested that this can be done by leveraging the relative informality of work organisation and familial ties that help engender trust and reciprocity in small firms.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:responsible human resource management practices; corporate social responsibility, small firms, performance
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Business and Management
Research Field:Human Resources Management
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and Productivity
Objective Field:Management
Author:Torugsa, N (Dr Ann Torugsa)
ID Code:91320
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Australian Innovation Research Centre
Deposited On:2014-05-14
Last Modified:2017-10-16
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