Work-Life Balance Responsiveness in Australian Small and Medium Enterprises

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Abstract

This study examined the relationship between organisational characteristics of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and organisational work-life balance (WLB) responsiveness. The level of WLB responsiveness was assessed through a survey from 200 SMEs within Australia. Results demonstrated that SMEs, offer WLB practices in the pattern of a multi-dimensional structure; and organisational characteristics that influenced their responsiveness included industry, geographic region. The study also confirmed that employer attitudes, and high performance work systems positively and significantly predicted WLB responsiveness.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Charles Sturt University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Ramudu, Ramudu Bhanugopan, Principal Supervisor
  • Lockhart, Pamela, Co-Supervisor
Award date01 Jul 2015
Place of PublicationAustralia
Publisher
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Work-life balance
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Responsiveness
Organizational characteristics
Employers
Industry
High performance work systems
Geographic regions

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Work-Life Balance Responsiveness in Australian Small and Medium Enterprises. / Jenkins, Stacey.

Australia : Charles Sturt University, 2015. 207 p.

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