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Implementing part-time leadership as instrument for sustainable HR management

Anja Karlshaus ()
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Anja Karlshaus: CBS International Business School

International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility, 2020, vol. 5, issue 1, 1-14

Abstract: Abstract This paper discusses the suitability of part-time leadership as instrument for a sustainable Human Resources Management (HRM) policy. The concept of part-time leadership is introduced and discussed based on a meta-analysis of existing studies and latest research that has been executed on‚ atypical‘working time arrangements in leadership positions. The article discusses the intersection of part-time leadership with the three subject areas (economic, social and ecological) of the Triple-Bottom Line and tries to show more specifically how part-time leadership models can serve the fulfillment of selected Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially in Western countries. Finally, prerequisites and common barriers for a successful implementation of part-time leadership as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) instrument of organizations are unveiled, and suggestions for mitigating those challenges are given from a macro, micro and process perspective.

Keywords: Part-time leadership; Atypical working time arrangements; Working time models; Sustainable HRM; Triple bottom line; Sustainable development goals (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1186/s40991-020-00053-3

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