Handbook of research on work-life balance in Asia

In Asian societies, work and family issues are only recently beginning to gain attention. The pressure of rapid social change and increasing global competition is compounded by the long hours work culture, especially in the Pan-Confucian societies such as Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore...

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Main Author: Cooper, Cary L.
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Other Authors: Lu, Luo
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham Edward Elgar Pub. Ltd 2015
Series:New horizons in management
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Collection: Edward Elgar eBooks Archive 1993-2015 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:In Asian societies, work and family issues are only recently beginning to gain attention. The pressure of rapid social change and increasing global competition is compounded by the long hours work culture, especially in the Pan-Confucian societies such as Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, and South Korea. Furthermore, with the rising female labor participation, more and more Asian employees are now caught between the demands of work and family life. The aim of this Handbook is, thus, to shed new light on work-life balance in Asia by adopting a distinct Asian perspective in theory, research and practice. It provides a state-of-the-art collection of evidence from studies, and empirical research, to explain why and how work and family interference arises and affects well-being for Asian adults; and further address the topics through both a mono-cultural and cross-cultural analysis, with the help of expert contributors in the field. Students and scholars will find the comprehensive and updated review of empirical evidence useful in their research. The book also provides a thoughtful reflection on governmental and organizational family-friendly practices in major Asian societies, which will be of interest to practitioners in the field of management, business and investing
pt. I. Negotiating work-life balance at the individual- and familial-level : the Asian perspective -- pt. II. Negotiating work-life balance at the organizational- and societal-level : the Asian perspective -- pt. III. Negotiating work-life balance : the cross-cultural perspective
Physical Description:352 p
ISBN:9781783475094
9781783475087