Public Policy Influences on Academia in the European Union: A Snapshot of the Convergences Among HRM-Industrial Relations and CSR-Stakeholder Approach

Aliu D., AKATAY A., Aliu A., EROĞLU U.

SAGE OPEN, vol.7, no.1, 2017 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/2158244017695169
  • Journal Name: SAGE OPEN
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this research is to examine the public policy influences on academic investigations that contain a substantial convergence among human resource management-industrial relations and corporate social responsibility-stakeholder approach by means of using bibliometric and content analyses of relevant publications in the Scopus and ScienceDirect databases. Totally, 160 publications were subject to bibliometric, cluster, and summative content analyses. In this context, this study claims that public policy in the EU influences academic investigations and scholars. The investigation draws attention to the importance of active participation of different public institutions and key stakeholders (e.g., trade unions, works councils, academic associations) that prepare a basis for collaboration, solidarity, and communication for strengthening EU social model, social dialogue, collective bargaining, and the protection of social rights. The research findings illuminate the fact that European public policies have significant effects on shaping and encouraging investigations that are considered within the scope of IR-HRM and CSR-SA. One of the most crucial recommendations of this study is that the investigations which are out of this framework can be considered quite idealistic. Therefore, researchers may attempt to publish more scientific investigations in frame of IR-HRM and CSR-SA to enhance the comprehensiveness and depth of these two clusters.