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

    Jabbour, Charbel Jose Chiappetta and Sarkis, Joseph and Jabbour, Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa and Renwick, William Scott and Singh, Sanjay and Grebinevych, Oksana and Kruglianskas, Isak and Godinho Filho, Moacir (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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    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: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Charbel Jose Chiappetta Jabbour, Joseph Sarkis, Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa Jabbour, Douglas William Scott Renwick, Sanjay Kumar Singh, Oksana Grebinevych, Isak Kruglianskas, Moacir Godinho Filho, Who is in charge? A review and a research agenda on the ‘human side’ of the circular economy, Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 222, 2019, Pages 793-801, ISSN 0959-6526, (
    Keywords: Circular economy; Green human resource management; Human resources; Change management; Sustainable supply chain;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 14980
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    Depositing User: Sanjay Singh
    Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2021 16:56
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Cleaner Production
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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