Work, Families and Organisations in Transition

European Perspectives

Edited by Suzan Lewis, Julia Brannen, and Ann Nilsen

Work, Families and Organisations in Transition
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Edited by Suzan Lewis, Julia Brannen, and Ann Nilsen

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

224 pages
Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9781847422200 Published July 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Across Europe the importance of reconciling paid work and family life is increasingly recognised by a range of diverse government regulations and organisational initiatives. At the same time, employing organisations and the nature of work are undergoing massive and rapid changes, in the context of global competition, efficiency drives, as well as social and economic transformations in emerging economies. "Work, families and organisations in transition" illustrates how workplace practices and policies impact on employees' experiences of "work-life balance" in contemporary shifting contexts. Based upon cross-national case studies of public and private sector workplaces carried out in Bulgaria, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK, this innovative book demonstrates the challenges that parents face as they seek to negotiate work and family boundaries. The case studies demonstrate that employed parents' needs and experiences depend on many layers of context - global, European, national, workplace and family. This book will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students of organisational psychology, sociology, management and business studies, human resource management, social policy, as well as employers, managers, trade unions and policy makers.
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