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International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management (4 papers in press)


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    by Oscar Alberto Vargas Moreno, Thomas Swarr 
    Abstract: In Bogot
    Keywords: Corporate sustainability; strategic management; competitive context; implementation; sustainability drivers; sustainability reporting.

  • Cross-country comparison of CSR reporting practices evidenced from institutional theory in India and China   Order a copy of this article
    by Aparna Bhatia, Binny Makkar 
    Abstract: The present paper explores the differences in the extent of corporate social responsibility reporting practices in India and China on the basis of institutional theory as affected by the national business system (NBS). Content analysis is used as a tool for data collection from the annual reports and websites of companies. A self-constructed index containing 31 items under five heads is framed after reviewing the literature available and current reporting practices of the two countries. Descriptives are used to calculate company wise and item wise scores. The differences in the mean scores of Indian and Chinese companies are examined using independent sample t-test. The results reveal that the extent of CSR disclosure of Indian companies is significantly higher in contrast to that of Chinese companies. India takes lead in CSR disclosure for all other categories except for human resources. The study strongly implicates the Chinese government for focusing more on strengthening the enforcement of laws and improve the governance environment.
    Keywords: corporate social responsibility; content analysis; India; China; national business system; NBS.

  • A Typology of Culture-oriented Human Resource Management Systems   Order a copy of this article
    by Christoph Hinteregger, Susanne Durst 
    Abstract: Organizational culture has repeatedly been reported as the vehicle for organizational change, but there is still a lack of research that investigates the impact of HRM on organizational culture which is attributed to the absence of comprehensive HRM frameworks. Based on a sample of 161 German-speaking enterprises in Austria, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland, this study responds to this gap by developing, operationalizing, and evaluating a typology of culture-oriented HRM systems and their effects on organizational culture. The results demonstrate that HRM plays a crucial role in developing and shaping an organizational culture in general and that each of the developed HRM system, namely employee-, innovation-, profession, and task-oriented fosters the development and/or change of a specific organizational culture in particular.
    Keywords: Sustainable human resource management systems; HRM typology; competing values framework; organizational culture.

Special Issue on: Sustainability Practices among Firms in Developing Countries Current Issues and Practices

  • Antecedents and Outcomes of Climate Change Performance: An Investigation of Malaysian Businesses   Order a copy of this article
    by Say Keat Ooi, Jasmine A.L. Yeap, Simin Goh, Ze Lin Lai 
    Abstract: Climate change is an immense challenge for businesses. Lately, the results of the burgeoning nexus between organisational culture and corporate climate change performance and the latters links with business performance have remained elusive especially in developing countries such as Malaysia due to the lack of empirical research. Therefore, this study investigates the antecedents and outcomes of corporate climate change performance among Malaysian businesses. Results reveal the presence of a positive relationship between organisational culture and corporate climate change performance as well as the latters links with business performance. With that said, to reap the superior benefits of corporate climate change practices, this study emphasises the urgency for Malaysian organisations to comprehend their role on climate change performance before even embracing and adopting these practices to elevate the Malaysian economy and gain competitive advantages over other ASEAN countries.
    Keywords: climate change performance; organisational culture; customer loyalty; employee commitment; business performance.