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Effects of green human resource management practices on green innovation and behavior

Naimatullah Shah (College of Business Administration, Al Yamamah University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) (Department of Public Administration, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan)
Bahadur Ali Soomro (Department of Economics, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and Technology, Abdul Haq Campus, Karachi, Pakistan)

Management Decision

ISSN: 0025-1747

Article publication date: 5 October 2022

Issue publication date: 17 January 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

This study explores green human resource management in Pakistan's automobile industry.

Design/methodology/approach

The nature of the study is quantitative, with cross-sectional data collected through a survey questionnaire. A convenience sampling strategy is employed to trace employees working in the automobile industry. In total, 400 surveys are distributed, with 190 responses received. The response rate is recorded as 47%.

Findings

By employing structural equation modeling (SEM), the study finds positive and significant effects of green employee involvement (GEI), green compensation and reward (GCR), green performance management (GPM), green training and development (GTD), and green recruitment and selection (GRS) on task-related green behaviors (TRGB), voluntary green behaviors (VGB), and green innovation (GI).

Practical implications

The study's findings add greater depth to the knowledge about green human resource management (HRM) practices, with a focus on the developing country context. The proposed framework will provide guidelines to policymakers with recommendations on how to influence and implement task-related green behaviors, voluntary green behaviors, and green innovation within green HRM practices.

Originality/value

The conclusions of the study offer empirical confirmation of green HRM practices, task-related green behaviors, voluntary green behaviors, and green innovation in a developing country setting.

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Citation

Shah, N. and Soomro, B.A. (2023), "Effects of green human resource management practices on green innovation and behavior", Management Decision, Vol. 61 No. 1, pp. 290-312. https://doi.org/10.1108/MD-07-2021-0869

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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