A framework for work-life management in multinational corporations

Helen Louise De Cieri, Elizabeth Anne Bardoel

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Work-life issues are a substantial concern for managers and employees in many multinational corporations (MNCs), as there are many challenges related to the need for MNCs to balance global policy guidelines with responsiveness to regional and local differences. Drawing on recent empirical advances, we offer a framework and a set of broad research questions to guide future scholarship in work-life management in MNCs. The framework identifies important external and organisational factors that influence the HRM function and specifically work-life policies and practices, in MNCs. Employee responses to work-life practices are proposed to mediate the relationship with the organisation s social and financial performance. Avenues for future research are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWork and Family Interface in the International Career Context
EditorsLiisa Makela, Vesa Suutari
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
Pages197 - 217
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9783319176468
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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