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2017 | 6(119) - Green Human Resource Management [Zielone Zarządzanie Zasobami Ludzkimi] | 9-19

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Colorful Human Resource Management: What Are We Talking About?


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Kolorowe zarządzanie zasobami ludzkimi – o czym mówimy?

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Sustainability determines activities not only at the macroeconomic level, but most of all at the company level. Its assumptions are translated into reality by the green economy, the development of which is supported in organizations by human resource management. This article presents a HRM trend that has been developing for around thirty years and that literature refers to as Green HRM (GHRM). The notion of GHRM and its terminology are presented on the basis of a brief overview of studies. Also explained is why human resource management in a sustainability–oriented company is distinct enough to justify the introduction of a new term—green HRM.
Zrównoważony rozwój jest wyznacznikiem działań podejmowanych nie tylko w ujęciu makrogospodarczym, ale przede wszystkim na poziomie przedsiębiorstw. Praktycznym urzeczywistnieniem jego założeń zajmuje się zielona gospodarka, której rozwój na poziomie organizacyjnym wspiera zarządzanie zasobami ludzkimi. Celem artykułu jest przedstawienie trendu w obszarze ZZL, który rozwija się od około 30 lat, zwanego w literaturze przedmiotu zielonym ZZL (Green HRM – GHRM). W artykule dokonano krótkiego przeglądu literatury, pozwalającego przedstawić pojęcie GHRM oraz pokrewne terminy, a także objaśnić, na czym polega odmienność zarządzania zasobami ludzkimi w firmach dążących do zrównoważonego rozwoju, które upoważnia do wprowadzenia nowego terminu, jakim jest zielone ZZL.


  • Institute of Applied Economics and Information Technology of the University of Łódź, Łódź, Poland


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