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 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 15th of October 2018.

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

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

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.

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

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. 2017. Defining Responsible management, learning, and education (RMLE):  A social practices perspective. CRME Working Papers, 3(2).

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., Jamali, D., Freeman, E., & Suddaby, R. (Eds.). 2019. 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.

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.

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

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

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  1. […] inclusion, but which is not on this list yet, please let us know here. Also have a look at the ‘sister’ blog post of literature discussing responsible management, responsible managers…This list has last been updated on 9th of September […]