A Diversity Perspective
Edited by Mine Karataş-Ozkan, Katerina Nicolopoulou and Mustafa F Özbilgin
Chapter 1: Corporate social responsibility and human resource management: a diversity perspective
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has received increasing attention from academics and practitioners over the last ten years. Despite this rising interest, its applications in sub-domains and functions of business and organizations are still evolving. This edited volume is inspired by ongoing interest among management and organizational scholars and practitioners in capturing the intersection between the fields of CSR and human resource management (HRM) with a focus on diversity management (DM). CSR research is rooted in several domains of management and organization studies, including strategy, corporate governance and, increasingly, HRM and organizational behaviour (OB). A recent special issue edited by Morgeson et al. (2013) highlights this increasing interest; the authors explain this with the rising organizational and community demand for CSR research to focus on areas such as stakeholder management including HR and OB issues. The inclusion of ‘workplace’ as part of the ‘internal CSR’ addressing issues such as employee involvement, diversity and work–life balance reflects this trend. Jonsen et al. (2013) argue that there is utility in considering diversity and responsibility and human resources in organizations together, rather than separately. Despite such calls by scholars, there has been little cross-fertilization between CSR, HRM and DM. In order to respond to the call to build bridges between these three fields, we edited this book, which considers them together rather than in isolation.