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Are family-friendly workplace practices a valuable firm resource?

Bloom, Nick, Kretschmer, Tobias and Van Reenen, John (2011) Are family-friendly workplace practices a valuable firm resource? Strategic Management Journal, 32 (4). pp. 343-367. ISSN 0143-2095

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-...
Additional Information: © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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)
Sets: Departments > Economics
Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
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Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2011 15:29
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/33892/

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