To read the full version of this content please select one of the options below:

Top management commitment, corporate social responsibility and green human resource management: A Malaysian study

M.-Y. Yusliza (School of Maritime Business and Management, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia)
Nurul Aimi Norazmi (Maxshift Sdn. Bhd., Prai, Malaysia)
Charbel José Chiappetta Jabbour (Montpellier Business School, Montpellier, France)
Yudi Fernando (Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Kuantan, Malaysia)
Olawole Fawehinmi (School of Maritime Business and Management, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia)
Bruno Michel Roman Pais Seles (Department of Production Engineering, Sao Paulo State University (UNESP), São Paulo, Brazil)

Benchmarking: An International Journal

ISSN: 1463-5771

Article publication date: 10 June 2019

Issue publication date: 31 July 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the relationship between top management commitment, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and green human resource management (GHRM).

Design/methodology/approach

A self-administered questionnaire was adopted to perform a systematic collection of data from manufacturing and service organisations in Malaysia. The partial least squares method was used for the conceptual framework of the study.

Findings

The observed findings indicate a significant positive relationship between top management commitment and CSR, as well all dimensions of GHRM. However, counterintuitively, the relationship between CSR and GHRM was found not to be as significant as expected (except for CSR and green analysis/job description), which can be explained through the emerging perspective that CSR and HRM should be linked.

Research limitations/implications

The findings provide insights as to the nature of GHRM and how it is affected by CSR and top management commitment in an emerging economy – in this particular study, Malaysia. Moreover, the observed results highlight the crucial importance of top management commitment in implementing GHRM practices and CSR efficiently in order to create positive environmental performance.

Originality/value

The authors believe that, to date, no study has explored the links between top management commitment, CSR and GHRM using empirical data from Malaysia, as well as that this research is an important emerging topic for researchers, academicians and practitioners.

Keywords

Acknowledgements

This study was funded by Exploratory Research Grant Scheme from Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (Grant No. 203/PPAMC/6730125).

Citation

Yusliza, M.-.-Y., Norazmi, N.A., Jabbour, C.J.C., Fernando, Y., Fawehinmi, O. and Seles, B.M.R.P. (2019), "Top management commitment, corporate social responsibility and green human resource management: A Malaysian study", Benchmarking: An International Journal, Vol. 26 No. 6, pp. 2051-2078. https://doi.org/10.1108/BIJ-09-2018-0283

Publisher

:

Emerald Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited