Purpose, prevalence, problems and predictors of work life balance in Australian small business

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    In Australia like many other countries small firms make up the bulk of the business population. Hence, they play an important role in managing our intellectual and social capital. One specific role they play is how they assist their employees to manage the work-life interface. This paper provides a discussion of: (i) what is meant by the term work-life balance; (ii) why it is important for small firms to address this human resource management issue; (iii) what are the types of work-life balance practices available and the utilisation of them by employees; (iv) what problems / barriers maybe encountered in seeking to implement such practices and how such problems can be overcome; and (v) finally it offers a critique of the organisational predictors / determinants of firms offering such practices. This final aim of the paper will be supported with a proposed preliminary model of organisational predictors of small firms that offer work-life balance practices.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication21st ANZAM conference
    Subtitle of host publicationManaging our intellectual and social capital
    EditorsRoss Chapman
    Place of PublicationCanning Bridge, Australia
    PublisherANZAM/Promaco
    Pages1-15
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic)1863081402
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference - Sydney, NSW Australia, Australia
    Duration: 04 Dec 200707 Dec 2007

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    ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
    CountryAustralia
    Period04/12/0707/12/07

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    Work-life balance
    Small business
    Small firms
    Employees
    Intellectual capital
    Social capital
    Human resource management

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    Jenkins, S. (2007). Purpose, prevalence, problems and predictors of work life balance in Australian small business. In R. Chapman (Ed.), 21st ANZAM conference: Managing our intellectual and social capital (pp. 1-15). Canning Bridge, Australia: ANZAM/Promaco.
    Jenkins, Stacey. / Purpose, prevalence, problems and predictors of work life balance in Australian small business. 21st ANZAM conference: Managing our intellectual and social capital. editor / Ross Chapman. Canning Bridge, Australia : ANZAM/Promaco, 2007. pp. 1-15
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