Bloom, Nick, Kretschmer, Tobias and Van Reenen, John
Are family-friendly workplace practices a valuable firm resource?
Strategic management journal, 32
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We study the determinants and consequences of family-friendly workplace practices (FFWP) using a sample of over 450 manufacturing firms in Germany, France, U.K., and U.S. We find a positive correlation between firm productivity and FFWP. This association disappears, however, once we control for a measure of the quality of management practices. We further find that firms with a higher proportion of female managers and more skilled workers, as well as well-managed firms, tend to implement more FFWP. Conversely, a firm's environment does not have a significant impact on the FFWP it provides.
||© 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
||work-life balance, family-friendly work practices, nonmarket strategies, firm performance, management practices, resource-based view
|Library of Congress subject classification:
||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
|Journal of Economic Literature Classification System:
||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J8 - Labor Standards: National and International > J81 - Working Conditions
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M1 - Business Administration > M12 - Personnel Management
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M5 - Personnel Economics > M52 - Compensation and Compensation Methods and Their Effects (stock options, fringe benefits, incentives, family support programs, seniority issues)
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