Global Work, Global Careers, and Work-Family Issues

Author(s):

  • Pamela Lirio

Document type: Encyclopedia Entry

Appears in: Work and Family Encyclopedia

Year: 2010

Topic:

  • Corporate
  • Global
  • International
  • Managers/Supervisors
  • Technology

Discipline:

  • Business and Management

Abstract:

Globalization and technology are intensifying the way the world’s managers work across vast spatial and temporal boundaries. These aspects of the 21st century workplace present interesting challenges to working globally and building global careers while based domestically and abroad. In addition, this has implications for how global organizations manage their workforce (McGregor & Hamm, 2008) and how individual actors manage their personal and family demands given 24/7 global work flows (Shortland & Cummins, 2007).

Link: Global_Work-Global_Careers encyclopedia