How and When Does Socially Responsible HRM Affect Employees’ Organizational Citizenship Behaviors Toward the Environment?

Abstract

Based on the person-organization fit theory, this research aims to investigate how socially responsible HRM (SRHRM) positively affects employees’ organizational citizenship behaviors toward the environment (OCBE) by increasing person-organization fit. This study also captures the moderating effect of the perceived role of ethics and social responsibility (RESR) in influencing the indirect effect of SRHRM on OCBE via person-organization fit. Data were collected from 302 employees in a state-owned chain hotel in Shanghai, China. The results indicated that SRHRM indirectly influenced employee’s engagement in OCBE through person-organization fit. The positive relationship between SRHRM and person-organization fit and the indirect effect of SRHRM on OCBE via person-organization fit were more significant when employees hold high rather than low levels of RESR. Research implications and prospects were also explored in this study.

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Zhao, H., Zhou, Q., He, P. et al. How and When Does Socially Responsible HRM Affect Employees’ Organizational Citizenship Behaviors Toward the Environment?. J Bus Ethics 169, 371–385 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-019-04285-7

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Keywords

  • Organizational citizenship behaviors toward the environment (OCBE)
  • The perceived role of ethics and social responsibility (RESR)
  • Person-organization fit
  • Socially responsible human resource management (SRHRM)
  • Sustainability