Responsible Management (RM) Literature Base

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We are witnessing the emergence of a research field of responsible management focusing on how managers practice sustainability, responsibility, and ethics in the workplace. This development implies an emancipation of responsible management research from the educational context related of the Principles for Responsible Management Education initiative, which had given rise to the term ‘responsible management’ (education).

The below list includes publications that make explicit reference in their title, abstract, and/or keywords to responsible management, managing responsibly, or responsible manager(s). For publications that make reference to responsible management education, PRME, or learning in the academic context, please refer to the ‘sister’ blog post, the Responsible Management Learning and Education Literature Base. Please use the contact form to send us further suggestions of publications for inclusion into either one of these lists. For easier access, many of the below references have been linked to domains where they can be accessed. This list has been updated on 29th of October 2019.

Abrams, F. W. 1951. Management’s responsibilities in a complex world. Harvard Business Review, 29(3): 29-34.

Agapito, D, & Chan, C. S. 2019. A multisensory approach to responsible management in community-based tourism: A case study in Hong Kong. Journal of Tourism Quarterly 1(1):1-13.

Armstrong, J.S. 1977. Social irresponsibility in management. Journal of Business Research, 5(3): 185-213.

Alda-Garcia, M. 2018. The abilities of managers in UK pension funds: Are socially responsible managers superior? Cuadernos de Gestión, 18(1): 15-36.

Bowen, H. R. 1953. Social responsibilities of the businessman. New York: Harper & Row.

Buckingham, J., & Venkataraman, N. (Eds.). 2016. Managing responsibly: Alternative approaches to corporate management and governance. London: Routledge.

Dale, E. 1961. The social and moral responsibilities of large business executives. American Economic Review, 51(2): 540-548.

Davila-Gomez, A. M., & Crowther, D. (Eds.). 2012. Human dignity and managerial responsibility : Diversity, rights, and sustainability. Surrey: Gower.

Dibbert, M. T. (1989). Spiritual leadership, responsible management. Grand rapids: Zondervan.

Durden, C. (2008). Towards a socially responsible management control system. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 21(5): 671-694.

Ennals, R. 2014. Responsible management: Corporate social responsibility and working life. New York: Springer.

Frey, N. and George, R., 2010. Responsible tourism management: The missing link between business owners’ attitudes and behaviour in the Cape Town tourism industry. Tourism Management, 31(5): 621-628.

Gardner, T., 2010. Monitoring forest biodiversity: Improving conservation through ecologically-responsible management. London: Routledge.

George, R. and Frey, N., 2010. Creating change in responsible tourism management through social marketing. South African Journal of Business Management, 41(1): 11-23.

Giffels, J., Vollmer, S.H. and Bird, S.J., 2010. Editors’ overview: Topics in the responsible management of research data. Science and Engineering Ethics, 16(4): 631-637.

Haski-Leventhal, D. 2018. Strategic CSR: Tools and theories for responsible management. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Hibbert, P., & Cunliffe, A. 2013. Responsible management: Engaging moral reflexive practice through threshold concepts. Journal of Business Ethics, 127(1): 177-188.

Hilliard, I. 2013. Responsible management, incentive systems, and productivity. Journal of Business Ethics, 118(2): 365-377.

Laasch, O. 2018. Just old wine in new bottles? Conceptual shifts in the emerging field of responsible management. CRME Working Papers, 4(1).

Laasch, O., & Conaway, R. 2015. Principles of responsible management: Glocal sustainability, responsibility, ethics. Mason: Cengage.

Laasch, O., & Gherardi, S. 2019. Delineating and reconnecting responsible management, learning, and education (RMLE):  A research agenda through a social practices lens. Academy of Management Annual Meeting Boston.

Laasch, O., Jamali, D., Freeman, E., & Suddaby, R. (Eds.). 2020, forthcoming. The research handbook of responsible management. Chelthenham: Edward Elgar.

Laasch, O., & Moosmayer, D. 2015. Responsible management learning: Reflecting on the role and use of paradigms for research in sustainability, responsibility, and ethics. CRME Working Papers, 1(1).

Laasch, O., & Moosmayer, D. 2015. Responsible management competences: Building a portfolio for professional competence. Academy of Management Annual Meeting Anaheim [DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2016.14172].

Laasch, O., Moosmayer, D., Antonacopoulou, E., & Schaltegger, S. 2017. Responsible management learning: Change and innovation for sustainability, responsibility, ethics. Journal of Business Ethics.

Laasch, O., Moosmayer, D., Antonacopoulou, E., & Schaltegger, S. 2019. Constellations of transdisciplinary practices: A map and research agenda for the responsible management learning field. Journal of Business Ethics.

Musgrave, J., 2011. Moving towards responsible events management. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, 3(3): 258-274.

Nonet, G., Kassel, K., & Meijs, L. 2016. Understanding responsible management: Emerging themes and variations from European business school programs. Journal of Business Ethics, 139(4): 717–736.

Painter-Morland, M. 2011. Rethinking responsible agency in corporations: Perspectives from Deleuze and Guattari. Journal of Business Ethics, 101(2): 83–95.

Porteous, A., 2005. Why energy from waste incineration is an essential component of environmentally responsible waste management. Waste Management, 25(4): 451-459.

Prior, D., Surroca, J. and Tribó, J.A., 2008. Are socially responsible managers really ethical? Exploring the relationship between earnings management and corporate social responsibility. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 16(3): 160-177.

Ogunyemi, K. 2012. Responsible management: Understanding human nature, ethics, and sustainability. New York: Business Expert Press.

Pérezts, M., Jean-Philippe Bouilloud, J.P., & de Gaulejac, V. 2011. Serving two masters: The contradictory organization as an ethical challenge for managerial responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics. 101(1): 33-44.

Pomare, C. (2018). Responsible managers and responsible management education. In E. Christopher (Ed.), Meeting expectations in management education: Social and environmental pressures on managerial behaviour. (pp. 139-148). Berlin: Springer.

Palazzo, G., & Wentland, M. 2011. Responsible management practices for the 21st century. Paris: Pearson.

Prahalad, C. K. 2010. The responsible manager. Harvard Business Review, 88(1/2): 36.

Schneider, S. C., Zollo, M., & Manocha, R. 2010. Developing socially responsible behaviour in managers. Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 39: 21-40.

Sharma, R., Csuri, M., & Ogunyemi, K. 2017. Managing responsibility: A sourcebook for an alternative paradigm. New York: Business Expert Press.

Verbos, A. K., Henry, E., & Peredo, A. M. (Eds.). 2017. Indigenous aspirations and rights: The case for responsible business and management. Oxford: Greenleaf.

Verkerk, M. J., Leede, J., & Nijhof, A. H. 2001. From responsible management to responsible organizations: The democratic principle for managing organizational ethics. Business and Society Review, 4(106): 353-379.

Waddock, S. & Bodwell, C. 2007. Total responsibility management: The manual. Sheffield: Greenleaf.

Waddock, S. & Bodwell, C. 2004. Managing responsibility: What can be learnt from the quality movement? California Management Review, 47(1): pp.25-37

Windsor, D., 2018. Demand for and supply of responsible managerial behaviour. In E. Christopher (Ed.), Meeting expectations in management education: Social and environmental pressures on managerial behaviour (pp. 83-95). Berlin: Springer.

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