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Dual nature of the relationship between corporate social responsibility and human resource management: A blessing or a curse?

Dual nature of the relationship between corporate social responsibility and human resource management: A blessing or a curse?
Dual nature of the relationship between corporate social responsibility and human resource management: A blessing or a curse?
With the increase and prominence of corporate social responsibility (CSR), it is important to understand the interaction between CSR and human resource management (HRM), drawing on multiple institutional logics that shape such interaction in organizations. Drawing on a qualitative study, we reveal context-sensitive nature of the CSR-HRM relationship by demonstrating all field-level forces and peculiarities of meso-level influences. We have identified a dual nature in this relationship. This duality is implicated in unintended and intended organizational outcomes, such as exploitation of workforce and democratizing CSR engagements, respectively. We offer multiple contributions to knowledge and practice. By exploring dual nature of the CSR-HRM relationship, we demonstrate multiple roles that the HR function plays in organizations, such as mediating role, regulating and governance role and legitimizing role. We recommend that organizations might better approach CSR from an employee engagement perspective and posit that employees' perceptions of CSR authenticity and of local needs will transform the dynamics of the CSR-HRM relationship and organizational commitments.
corporate social responsibility, human resource management, institutional theory, qualitative
1535-3958
1578-1594
Karatas-Ozkan, Mine
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Baruch, Yehuda
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Yamak, Sibel
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Ibrahim, Shahnaz
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Pinnington, Ashly
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Nicolopoulou, Katerina
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Yamak, Sibel
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Ibrahim, Shahnaz
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Pinnington, Ashly
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Baruch, Yehuda
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Karatas-Ozkan, Mine, Baruch, Yehuda, Özgören, Çağla, Yamak, Sibel, Ibrahim, Shahnaz, Nur Tunalıoğlu, Melike, Pinnington, Ashly, Nicolopoulou, Katerina and Baruch, Yehuda (2022) Dual nature of the relationship between corporate social responsibility and human resource management: A blessing or a curse? Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 29 (5), 1578-1594. (doi:10.1002/csr.2305).

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With the increase and prominence of corporate social responsibility (CSR), it is important to understand the interaction between CSR and human resource management (HRM), drawing on multiple institutional logics that shape such interaction in organizations. Drawing on a qualitative study, we reveal context-sensitive nature of the CSR-HRM relationship by demonstrating all field-level forces and peculiarities of meso-level influences. We have identified a dual nature in this relationship. This duality is implicated in unintended and intended organizational outcomes, such as exploitation of workforce and democratizing CSR engagements, respectively. We offer multiple contributions to knowledge and practice. By exploring dual nature of the CSR-HRM relationship, we demonstrate multiple roles that the HR function plays in organizations, such as mediating role, regulating and governance role and legitimizing role. We recommend that organizations might better approach CSR from an employee engagement perspective and posit that employees' perceptions of CSR authenticity and of local needs will transform the dynamics of the CSR-HRM relationship and organizational commitments.

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Accepted/In Press date: 28 April 2022
e-pub ahead of print date: 23 May 2022
Published date: September 2022
Additional Information: Publisher Copyright: © 2022 ERP Environment and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Keywords: corporate social responsibility, human resource management, institutional theory, qualitative

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Local EPrints ID: 457720
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/457720
ISSN: 1535-3958
PURE UUID: d88b92a5-2e3e-41e8-9b3c-047df53a5350
ORCID for Mine Karatas-Ozkan: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9199-4156
ORCID for Yehuda Baruch: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0678-6273
ORCID for Yehuda Baruch: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0678-6273

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Date deposited: 16 Jun 2022 00:24
Last modified: 22 Mar 2023 02:47

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Author: Yehuda Baruch ORCID iD
Author: Çağla Özgören
Author: Sibel Yamak
Author: Shahnaz Ibrahim
Author: Melike Nur Tunalıoğlu
Author: Ashly Pinnington
Author: Katerina Nicolopoulou
Author: Yehuda Baruch ORCID iD

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