The aim of this conceptual paper is to examine how a Sustainable approach to human resource management (HRM) can assist MNCs during periods of global uncertainty? Our findings show how Sustainable HRM strategy may wield significant benefits during periods of global uncertainty. A practical framework is developed using a combination of dynamic capabilities, absorptive capacity and real options theories. This framework exposes innovative opportunities in global uncertainty that involve firm capability enhancement through Sustainable HRM. Such an exercise will protect and perhaps enhance firm capabilities, whilst, at the same time focusing on profit-maximisation. This paper adds to the body of knowledge of international HRM research by illuminating the advantages of a Sustainable HRM in an uncertain economic environment. It also paves the way for future research in this important area.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of EURAM '15|
|Place of Publication||Warsaw, Poland|
|Number of pages||33|
|Publication status||Published - 04 Jun 2015|
|Event||EURAM '15 - Kozminski University, Warsaw, Poland|
Duration: 17 Jun 2015 → 20 Jun 2015
|Abbreviated title||Uncertainty is a great opportunity|
|Period||17/06/15 → 20/06/15|
Maley, J., & Kramar, R. (2015). Sustainable HRM In the context of global uncertainty: its value for MNCs and impact on the global manager? In Proceedings of EURAM '15 (pp. 1-33). Kozminski University.