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dc.contributor.authorden Dulk, Laura
dc.contributor.authorPeper, Bram
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-28T10:28:14Z
dc.date.available2009-10-28T10:28:14Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/3145
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we focus on the implementation and management of work-life policies in the workplace and the key role of managers in this context. We review the existing literature, enabling us to set a research agenda focused on explaining managerial attitudes and behaviour toward work-life policies in different organisational and national contexts. The evidence found in several studies suggests that managers often receive mixed messages about the implementation of work/life policies because these policies are not embedded in the workplace; managers are often unaware of such policies and lack training in them, leading to inconsistency in implementation and short-term thinking rather than a long-term perspective that cherishes human capital. Our review points to the need for more research allowing a full understanding of managerial attitudes and behaviour in different organisational and national contexts. Although a few interesting studies do exist, research in the field is still in its infancy. More research is needed, in particular systematic studies with well-developed theoretical frameworks.en
dc.contributor.sponsorEuropean Commission (Sixth Framework Programme)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesREC-WPen
dc.relation.ispartofseries04 / 09en
dc.subjectSocial Policyen
dc.titleManaging work-life policies in the European workplace: explorations for future researchen
dc.typeWorking Paperen


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