Theorising on Strategic HRM from a Sustainability Approach

  • Ina Ehnert
Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)


As Sustainable HRM is conceived of as an extension of Strategic HRM and sustainability as a potentially new approach to theorise on HRM (see Sect. 2.6.4), the next step taken is to review how theorising in Strategic HRM has been previously done and by which developments this process has been influenced. The claim that the concept of sustainability has the potential to induce or contribute to a paradigm shift in Kuhn’s (1970) sense (see also Sect. 2.2.2) is reflected upon critically. It is assumed here that – at least currently – the main reason for more managers and scholars being interested in sustainability and in a Sustainable HRM approach is influenced by current socio-political developments.


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