Examining organisational characteristics of SMEs that offer work-life balance practices

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This study explores work-life balance (WLB) practices in Australian small and medium enterprises drawing on survey responses from 219 firms. It seeks to identify the organizational characteristics associated with the adoption of four groups of WLB practices using a causal model. Of three models tested, the final model supports a conceptual framework that is inclusive of four domains: flexible work options, leave programs, support benefits, and care arrangements. The findings also suggest that organizational characteristics viz. industry type and geographic location impact on WLB practices. Implications for theory and practice are discussed and suggestions for future research are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication27th ANZAM
Subtitle of host publicationManaging on the edge
EditorsMark Grimmer
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherANZAM
Pages1-25
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: ANZAM 2013 - Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Australia
Duration: 04 Dec 201306 Dec 2013

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Conference27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
Abbreviated titleManaging on the Edge
CountryAustralia
CityHobart
Period04/12/1306/12/13

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Small and medium-sized enterprises
Work-life balance
Organizational characteristics
Geographic location
Industry
Conceptual framework
Causal model
Flexible work

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Jenkins, S., Ramudu, B., & Lockhart, P. (2013). Examining organisational characteristics of SMEs that offer work-life balance practices. In M. Grimmer (Ed.), 27th ANZAM: Managing on the edge (pp. 1-25). Australia: ANZAM.
Jenkins, Stacey ; Ramudu, Bhanugopan ; Lockhart, Pamela. / Examining organisational characteristics of SMEs that offer work-life balance practices. 27th ANZAM: Managing on the edge. editor / Mark Grimmer. Australia : ANZAM, 2013. pp. 1-25
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Jenkins, S, Ramudu, B & Lockhart, P 2013, Examining organisational characteristics of SMEs that offer work-life balance practices. in M Grimmer (ed.), 27th ANZAM: Managing on the edge. ANZAM, Australia, pp. 1-25, 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Hobart, Australia, 04/12/13.

Examining organisational characteristics of SMEs that offer work-life balance practices. / Jenkins, Stacey; Ramudu, Bhanugopan; Lockhart, Pamela.

27th ANZAM: Managing on the edge. ed. / Mark Grimmer. Australia : ANZAM, 2013. p. 1-25.

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Jenkins S, Ramudu B, Lockhart P. Examining organisational characteristics of SMEs that offer work-life balance practices. In Grimmer M, editor, 27th ANZAM: Managing on the edge. Australia: ANZAM. 2013. p. 1-25