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Using Grounded Theory to investigate employee perspectives on work-life balance in an MNE subsidiary

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Mathison, K, Using Grounded Theory to investigate employee perspectives on work-life balance in an MNE subsidiary, Proceedings of the 2010 Academy of Management Conference, 6-10 August 2010, Montreal, pp. 1-41. (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Abstract

It is widely argued that organisational work-life policies do not exist in a vacuum, but need to be adapted to different cultural, political, economic, and social conditions. Multinational enterprises (MNEs) face the unique organisational challenge of defining a global work-life strategy that establishes shared principles and guidelines and also allows for local initiatives and differences. This paper presents the research design of a study investigating the work-life balance experiences of Australian employees in two MNE subsidiaries with contrasting country-of-origin cultures. The paper outlines how ‘classic’ (Glaserian) grounded theory can be used to contribute an employee perspective to the international HRM and work-life discourse.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Business and Management
Research Field:Organisation and Management Theory
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Author:Mathison, K (Dr Karin Mathison)
ID Code:86240
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2013-08-30
Last Modified:2014-11-11
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