The Impact of Human Resource Management on Corporate Social Performance Strengths and Concerns

Business & Society, 2015

28 Pages Posted: 5 Dec 2016 Last revised: 8 Dec 2016

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Sandra Rothenberg

Rochester Institute of Technology

Clyde Eiríkur Hull

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - Saunders College of Business

Zhi Tang

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Date Written: May 25, 2015

Abstract

Although high-performance human resource practices do not directly affect corporate social performance (CSP) strengths, they do positively affect CSP strengths in companies that are highly innovative or have high levels of slack. High-performance human resource management (HRM) practices also directly and negatively affect CSP concerns. Drawing on the resource-based view and using secondary data from an objective, third-party database, the authors develop and test hypotheses about how high-performance HRM affects a company’s CSP strengths and concerns. Findings suggest that HRM and innovation are important capabilities because they create and enhance other capabilities.

Keywords: human resource management (HRM), corporate social performance (CSP), CSP strength, CSP concern, corporate social responsibility (CSR)

Suggested Citation

Rothenberg, Sandra and Hull, Clyde Eiríkur and Tang, Zhi, The Impact of Human Resource Management on Corporate Social Performance Strengths and Concerns (May 25, 2015). Business & Society, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2879745

Sandra Rothenberg (Contact Author)

Rochester Institute of Technology ( email )

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Rochester, NY 14623
United States

Clyde Eiríkur Hull

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - Saunders College of Business ( email )

105 Lomb Memorial Dr.
Rochester, NY 14623
United States

Zhi Tang

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) ( email )

Rochester, NY 14623
United States

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