Research Handbook of Responsible Management
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Research Handbook of Responsible Management

Edited by Oliver Laasch, Roy Suddaby, R. E. Freeman and Dima Jamali

Outlining origins of the field and latest research trends, this Research Handbook offers a unique and cutting-edge take on the numerous avenues to responsible management in the 21st century. Renowned contributors present iconic viewpoints that have formed the foundation of responsible management research, introducing cutting-edge conceptual lenses for the study of the responsible management process.
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Chapter 38: Responsible job crafting

Lorenzo Bizzi


This chapter discusses how responsible management can be associated with job crafting, which captures individuals’ change of job boundaries to respond to personal needs. The chapter elaborates the concept of responsible job crafting, which is defined as managerial crafting of responsible practices to enhance a personal positive self-image by attempting to contribute to societal progress, in terms of stakeholder value, environmental sustainability and ethics. The chapter explains how job crafting and responsible management are intertwined because they satisfy similar individual needs. The chapter then illustrates three different forms of responsible job crafting. After, the chapter proposes that responsible job crafting is likely to result in enhanced positive consequences for individuals and organizations, comparatively to other forms of job crafting, but, simultaneously, entails higher risks. Indications are then provided for organizations to maximize the benefits of responsible job crafting while reducing its risks. The chapter concludes with indications for future research.

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