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Support on the way to the top? The effects of family-friendly flexible working arrangements in organisations on the promotion of women to management positions—the case of Germany

Women are still significantly underrepresented in management positions, even though they have been able to increase their share to a small extent in recent years. Using arguments derived from signalling theory, this study examines whether organisational family-friendly flexible working arrangements (FFWAs) help to increase internal promotions of women to supervisory or managerial positions and thus [Read More…]

May 9, 2024


Exploring the experience of presenteeism among fathers returning to work following a perinatal death

Perinatal death is a frequent event that affects one in five pregnancies in western countries. It disrupts parents’ different life spheres, including their work. Fathers, more specifically, usually return to work quickly after their loss. Given the significant psychological impacts of this traumatic experience, they are likely to engage in presenteeism, i.e. reporting to work [Read More…]

May 9, 2024


Outbound Profit Shifting and the Propensity to Engage in Cross‐Border Acquisitions

Accountability‐avoiding foreign direct investment (FDI) is a category of financial motives explaining where firms invest and how, yet our grasp of this phenomenon is incomplete. In contrast with tax‐haven FDI, where multinational enterprises (MNEs) invest in a host country to pursue inbound profit shifting, we consider a novel motive – FDI attracted by low host [Read More…]

May 9, 2024


Does maternity leave reform impact on the labour supply of the elderly? Evidence from a natural experiment in Vietnam

The aging population has been rising rapidly in every country, slowing the labour force and causing lower per capita growth. Many policies incentivize working in old age as it can alleviate the challenges of the aging population. This study examines the impacts of the extended maternity leave reform in Vietnam on elderly labour market outcomes. [Read More…]

May 9, 2024


More Than Just a Number: Different Conceptualizations of Multiple Team Membership and Their Relationships With Emotional Exhaustion and Turnover

Many employees are members of multiple teams, and research suggests that this may profoundly affect their stress experiences and work outcomes. We argue that progress in this research area has been hampered by a lack of clarity about what multiple team membership (MTM) is and how to conceptualize it. Prevailing conceptualizations of MTM have focused [Read More…]

May 9, 2024


Going green in the Norwegian fossil fuel sector? The case of sustainability culture at Equinor

As the effects of climate change continue to impact society, fossil fuel sector organisations are seen as principal contributors to the climate crisis. In the hopes of mitigating climate change at the source, we gain access to one of the largest fossil fuel organisations in Norway and conduct an exploratory case study investigation into their [Read More…]

May 9, 2024


A constructive error management culture promotes innovation and corporate social responsibility: A multi-level analysis in 10 countries

In the face of grand challenges like global warming or social inequality, firms are increasingly expected to make a positive contribution to society. As a result, they are looking for ways to fuse their own and common good interests, for example, by employing so-called Common Good HRM practices. These practices like the promotion of a constructive error [Read More…]

May 9, 2024


Are family-friendly organisations friendly for children? Navigating work, families with children, and discursive power use within organisations

Organisations benefit from promoting a family-friendly approach and offering a variety of work-family practices, yet this understanding is not monolithic. A critical discourse analysis is applied herein to interpret the manners of talk and meaning-making around work and families with children and the constructions of (un)family-friendliness in organisations. Particularly, we focus on how the family-friendliness [Read More…]

May 9, 2024


Inherited inequality and discrimination

This paper examines how income‐inequality promotes racial discrimination. When the influence of income is intergenerational, it generates a strong correlation between parental income status and the race that their children inherit. This makes parents’ income statuses identifiable through applicants’ races and enables employers to discriminate against the races of the low‐income group. Antidiscrimination policies may not be [Read More…]

May 9, 2024


Born to care (or not): How gender role attitudes affect occupational sorting

Occupation segregation explains a significant portion of the gender wage gap, with women working in lower paid female‐dominated occupations. We examine how childhood and adolescent exposure to gender biased norms about work influence this occupational sorting. We document that early life exposure to traditional gender role attitudes, which view women’s role as caretakers, increase women’s [Read More…]

May 9, 2024


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