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 United Nations 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 27th of November 2020.

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.

Agrawal, S., Taitsman, J., & Cassel, C. (2013). Educating physicians about responsible management of finite resources. JAMA, 309(11), 1115-1116.

Anlesinya, A. and Amponsah-Tawiah, K. (2020), Towards a responsible talent management model, European Journal of Training and Development, Vol. 44 No. 2/3, pp. 279-303. https://doi.org/10.1108/EJTD-07-2019-0114

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.

Barrena-Martínez, J., López-Fernández, M., & Romero-Fernández, P. M. (2019). Towards a configuration of socially responsible human resource management policies and practices: Findings from an academic consensus. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 30(17), 2544-2580.

Biancalani, R., & Avagyan, A. (2014). Towards climate-responsible peatlands management. Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture Series (MICCA), (9).

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

Boyd, C. E. B., Lim, C. L., de Queiroz Queiroz, J. F., Salie, K. S., & Lorens de Wet, W. E. T. (2008). Best management practices for responsible aquaculture. USAID.

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

Caraiani, C., Lungu, C. I., Dascălu, C., Cimpoeru, M. V., & Dinu, M. (2012). Social and environmental performance indicators: Dimensions of integrated reporting and benefits for responsible management and sustainability. African Journal of Business Management, 6(14), 4990-4997.

Cave, A. (2014). Environmentally responsible management in international business: A literature review. Multinational Business Review, 22(1), 78-102.

Choi, J. and Il Park, B., 2014. Environmentally responsible management of MNE subsidiaries: Stakeholder perspective. Multinational Business Review, 22(1), pp.59-77.

Chowdhary, N., Tiwari, P. & Kainthola S.  (2020), PRME: The way forward to deal with overtourism and related perverse impacts. In Séraphin, H., Gladkikh, T., & Thanh, T. V. (Eds.), Overtourism: Causes, implications and solutions, pp. 319-339. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

Coldwell, D. A. L. (2010). Interfaces in management freedom, moral orientations and corporate instrumentality: Towards a model of responsible management. in Conference Proceeding of First International Conference in Responsible Leadership: The Next Generation Responsible Leaders, pp. 15-22. Pretoria : Centre for Responsible Leadership.

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.

Folk, E. L. (1976). State statutes: Their role in prescribing norms of responsible management conduct. The Business Lawyer, 1031-1080.

Fougere, M., Solitander, N. & Maheshwari, S. (2020). Achieving responsible management learning through enriched reciprocal learning: Service learning projects and the role of boundary spanners. Journal of Business Ethics, 62, pp. 795-812.

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.

Gerson, A. R., Li, J., Smart, R. S. C., Saint, C. P., Short, M. D., Schumann, R. C., … & Muga, H. (2014). Responsible management of acid mine wastes: Geochemical and microbiological resources. Responsible Mining: Sustainable Practices in the Mining Industry; Jarvie-Eggart, M., Muga, HE, Eds, 519-542.

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.

Hanna, M. D. (1995). Environmentally responsible managerial behavior: Is ecocentrism a prerequisite? Academy of Management Review, 20(4), 796-799.

Harris, H., Wijesinghe, G., & McKenzie, S. (Eds.). (2012). The heart of the good institution: Virtue ethics as a framework for responsible management (Vol. 38). Springer Science & Business Media.

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.

Hoejmose, S., Brammer, S., & Millington, A. (2013). An empirical examination of the relationship between business strategy and socially responsible supply chain management. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 33(5), 589-621.

Hoejmose, S. U., Roehrich, J. K., & Grosvold, J. (2014). Is doing more doing better? The relationship between responsible supply chain management and corporate reputation. Industrial Marketing Management, 43(1), 77-90.

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.

Laszlo, E. (1991). Responsible (project) management in an unstable world. International Journal of Project Management, 9(2), 68-70.

Lodge, M. (1992). Minimum terms and conditions of access: Responsible fisheries management measures in the South Pacific region. Marine Policy, 16(4), 277-305.

Mathenge, G. D. (2012). Responsible purchasing and supply chain management in Kenya: A critical analysis of the ethical considerations in Procurement management. European Journal of Business and Management, 4(3), 20-12.

Matthew, L. E., & Lough, B. J. (2017). Challenges social work students encounter in international field placements and recommendations for responsible management. Journal of Social Work Education, 53(1), 18-36.

Maynard-Moody, S., & Leland, S. (2000). Stories from the front lines of public management: Street-level workers as responsible actors. Advancing public management: New developments in theory, methods, and practice, 109-23.

McCullough, L.B., 2010. Taking seriously the” what then?” question: An ethical framework for the responsible management of medical disasters. The Journal of Clinical Ethics, 21(4), pp.321-327.

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

Newman, A., Miao, Q., Hofman, P. S., & Zhu, C. J. (2016). The impact of socially responsible human resource management on employees’ organizational citizenship behaviour: The mediating role of organizational identification. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 27(4), 440-455.

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.

Oguntegbe, K. F., Di Paola, N., & Vona, R. (2020). Responsible management: A cutting edge for sustainability in the fashion supply chain. Paper presented at the Sinergie-SIMA, Pisa.

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

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

Pană, L. (2013). Social efficacy by responsible change management. Systemic practice and Action Research, 26(6), 579-588.

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.

Peršič, A., Markič, M., & Peršič, M. (2018). The impact of socially responsible management standards on the business success of an organisation. Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, 29(1-2), 225-237.

Petrick, J. A. (2011). Sustainable stakeholder capitalism: A moral vision of responsible global financial risk management. Journal of Business Ethics, 99(1), 93-109.

Petrick, J. A., & Wagley, R. A. (1992). Enhancing the responsible strategic management of organizations. Journal of Management Development, 11(4), 57-72.

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.

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

Robaey, Z., & Simons, A. (2015). Responsible management of social experiments: Challenges for policymaking. In Responsible Innovation 2 (pp. 87-103). Springer: Cham.

Roy, V., Silvestre, B., & Singh, S. (2020). Reactive and proactive pathways to sustainable apparel supply chains: Manufacturer’s perspective on stakeholder salience and organizational learning toward responsible management. International Journal of Production Economics, 227(1).

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 for responsibility: A sourcebook for an alternative paradigm. New York: Business Expert Press.

Shen, J. and Benson, J., 2016. When CSR is a social norm: How socially responsible human resource management affects employee work behavior. Journal of Management, 42(6), pp.1723-1746.

Smith, J. (2018). Efficiency and ethically responsible management. Journal of Business Ethics, 150(3), 603-618.

Syed, J., & Kramar, R. (2009). Socially responsible diversity management. Journal of Management & Organization, 15(5), 639-651.

Thomas, A. R., & Gibson, K. M. (2003). Management is responsible, too. Journal of Accountancy, 195(4), 53.

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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