Who is in charge? A review and a research agenda on the 'human side' of the circular economy

Jabbour, C.J.C., Sarkis, J., Lopes de Sousa Jabbour, A.B., Renwick, D.W.S. ORCID: 0000-0001-6819-5746, Singh, S.K., Grebinevych, O., Kruglianskas, I. and Filho, M.G., 2019. Who is in charge? A review and a research agenda on the 'human side' of the circular economy. Journal of Cleaner Production, 222, pp. 793-801. ISSN 0959-6526

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Abstract

The adoption of the circular economy (CE) at the firm level has rarely intersected with human resource management (HRM) – here called 'the human side of organizations' – and these two fields remain largely separate areas of knowledge. While the literature on the CE is expanding, discussion of its implementation in organizations is, so far, rare, along with exploration of the necessary alignment of the CE with green human resource management (GHRM). In this article, we extend the state-of-the-art literature on CE business models through the inclusion of the ‘human side’ of such issues. This goal is met by offering an original integrative GHRM framework for organizations developing CE. The theoretical lenses of stakeholders' theory and the resource based view (RBV) form the foundation of this framework, which represents a 'middle range theory'. We underline the practices and dimensions of the links between GHRM and the 'ReSOLVE' CE model. Through an exploration of this integrative framework, we propose a future research agenda along with original research propositions. Furthermore, the middle-range integrated theoretical framework we propose can serve both academics and practitioners in developing understanding of the human resource management (HRM) and change management aspects of the CE.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Cleaner Production
Creators: Jabbour, C.J.C., Sarkis, J., Lopes de Sousa Jabbour, A.B., Renwick, D.W.S., Singh, S.K., Grebinevych, O., Kruglianskas, I. and Filho, M.G.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: June 2019
Volume: 222
ISSN: 0959-6526
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10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.03.038DOI
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 13 May 2019 13:27
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2019 08:20
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/36486

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