Work and Family- Are these two becoming antagonist poles?

Modern day workplace is characterized by long working hours, shorter deadlines, higher competition, lesser holidays and leaves, frequent tours and job transfers. Similarly, family–work conflict (FWC) arises out of inter-role conflicts between family and work and results in lower life satisfaction and greater internal conflict within the family unit. Conceptually, conflict between work and family … Continue reading Work and Family- Are these two becoming antagonist poles?

Incumbents’ Attitude Toward Intrafamily Succession

[We're pleased to welcome author Alfredo De Massis of Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, who recently published an article in Family Business Review entitled "Incumbents’ Attitude Toward Intrafamily Succession: An Investigation of Its Antecedents," co-authored by  Philipp Sieger, Jess H. Chua, and Silvio Vismara. From De Massis:] What inspired you to be interested in this topic? This study examines … Continue reading Incumbents’ Attitude Toward Intrafamily Succession

Do Longer Working Hours Blur Work–Family Boundaries?

In today’s dynamic world, majority of boundary-spanning professionals like sales are expected to work for longer hours, regularly interacting with clients and, in several instances, operating across various time zones which ultimately results in blurring work–family boundaries. Sales is a key boundary-spanning function, which has central accountability in the organization and that is the reason … Continue reading Do Longer Working Hours Blur Work–Family Boundaries?

Do Family-Friendly Programs Reduce Employee Turnover?

How can organization's prevent employee turnover? The recent Public Personnel Management article "Does Satisfaction with Family-Friendly Programs Reduce Turnover? A Panel Study Conducted in U.S. Federal Agencies" from author James Gerard Caillier of University of Alabama suggests that the key to employee retention for an organization could be family-friendly programs. Programs like telework, alternative work schedules, child … Continue reading Do Family-Friendly Programs Reduce Employee Turnover?

Job Satisfaction and Work Climate: New Collections from GOM!

Group & Organization has added two new article collections to the Editor's Choice Collections. The new Job Satisfaction collection offers a selection of interesting articles that explore topics like career plateauing, internal job transitions, and the effect of leader humor on job satisfaction. The new Work Climate collection delves into workplace research, including papers on … Continue reading Job Satisfaction and Work Climate: New Collections from GOM!

New Podcast: Jean Twenge on Generational Attitudes on Women in the Workplace

Recently featured on CBS's Sunday Morning, Jean Twenge is the author of the best-selling book Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled--and More Miserable Than Ever Before. In the latest podcast from Psychology of Women Quarterly, journal editor Mary Brabeck interviews Jean Twenge about her article on time period and generational … Continue reading New Podcast: Jean Twenge on Generational Attitudes on Women in the Workplace

How Do Working-Times and Their Effects Vary Across Countries?

[We're pleased to welcome Peter Berg of the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University. Dr. Berg served as guest editor alongside Gerhard Bosch and Jean Charest on ILR Review's Special Issue on International Comparisons of Working Time.] Working time arrangements have become another source of inequality in American society. The … Continue reading How Do Working-Times and Their Effects Vary Across Countries?

Top Five: Advances in Developing Human Resources

Want to know all about the latest research in human resource development? Take a look at the top five most read articles from Advances in Developing Human Resources! This journal explores problems and solutions in an organizational setting and discusses concepts for the future allowing scholars and practitioners to work more effectively in human resource … Continue reading Top Five: Advances in Developing Human Resources

Celebrate Labor Day with ILRReview!

In celebration of Labor Day, we are pleased to provide you with the latest issue of ILRReview! This Special Issue on International Comparisons of Working Times includes articles on topics such as the 35-hour work week in France, the effect of the Great Recession on working times in Germany, work-life conflict in the lives of … Continue reading Celebrate Labor Day with ILRReview!

Implications for Theory and Practice of Philanthropy in Family Businesses

[We're pleased to welcome Dr. Alfredo De Massis who collaborated with Giovanna Campopiano and Francesco Chirico on their paper "Firm Philanthropy in Small and Medium-Sized Family Firms: The Effects of Family Involvement in Ownership and Management" from Family Business Review.] Firm philanthropy is a relevant topic, at times considered at odds with corporations and their … Continue reading Implications for Theory and Practice of Philanthropy in Family Businesses