Achieving sustainable development goals through common-good HRM: Context, approach and practice

Ina Aust, Fang Lee Cooke, Michael Muller-Camen, Geoffrey Wood

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This introduction to the special issue Achieving Sustainable Development Goals through Common-Good HRM: Context, approach and practice draws the links between the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the concept of Common-Good HRM and the practice of human resource management (HRM) to extend intellectual and empirical insights into this important field. Particular attention is accorded to the collective social and environmental dimensions of SDGs and the place of HRM in contributing to the ‘common good’ within and beyond the workplace. Firms may create space and incentives for HRM to promote sustainability, or actively work to constrain meaningful action in this regard. This collection brings together a broad cross-section of articles dealing with the SDGs and HRM, identifying emerging common ground and contestation as a basis for future HRM theory building, empirical enquiry and practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-110
Number of pages18
JournalGerman Journal of Human Resource Management
Issue number2
Early online date4 May 2024
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 May 2024


  • Common-Good HRM
  • HRM Theory
  • Sustainability Reporting
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Sustainable Human Resource Management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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