18288458. Adoption of Family-Friendly practices

18288458. Adoption of Family-Friendly practices - THE...

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Unformatted text preview: THE ADOPTION OF FAMILY-FRIENDLY PRACTICES IN FAMILY-OWNED FIRMS Paragon or paradox? Most family business research on managing work and family conflict focuses on the family unit while ignoring non-family employees. This study investigates how family businesses manage the work and family conflicts facing non-family employees by examining the adoption of work / family practices in family-owned firms. Two research questions are addressed. First, to what extent do family-owned firms adopt work / family practices? Second, do family-owned firms offer the same level of work / family practices as non- family-owned firms? Results indicate that when family-owned firms do adopt work / family practices, they favour flexible scheduling arrangements for non-family employees to reduce work / family conflict. In general, however, work / family practices are used less in family- owned firms than non-family-owned firms. Keywords work-family practices; family-owned firms La plupart des recherches concernant la re´solution du conflit travail / famille dans les entreprises familiales, se concentrent sur la cellule familiale en laissant de co ˆte´ les employe´s ne faisant pas partie de la famille. Par l’e´tude de la mise en place des pratiques de conciliation travail / famille dans les entreprises familiales, l’enqueˆte se propose d’examiner comment ces dernie`res parviennent a ` re´soudre les conflits travail / famille auxquels sont confronte´s les employe´s ne faisant pas partie de la famille. Deux questions sont pose´es. Premie`rement, dans quelle mesure les entreprises familiales mettent-elles en place les pratiques de conciliation travail / famille? Deuxie`mement, proposent-elles le meˆme taux de pratiques de conciliation travail / famille que les autres entreprises? Les re´sultats indiquent que lorsque les entreprises familiales mettent effectivement en place les pratiques de conciliation travail / famille, elles favorisent l’ame´nagement du temps de travail pour que les employe´s ne faisant pas partie de la famille puissent re´duire le conflit travail / famille. De manie`re ge´ne ´rale, pourtant, les pratiques de conciliation travail / famille sont moins courantes dans les entreprises familiales que dans les autres entreprises. Mots-cle ´fs les pratiques de conciliation travail-famille; les enterprises familiales One of the major challenges facing family businesses is managing the tension between work and family systems (Beehr, Drexler, & Faulkner, 1997; Foley & Powell, 1997; Lansberg, 1999; Miller, Winter, Fitzgerald, & Paul, 2000). To date, most of the Dan Moshavi & Marianne J. Koch Community, Work and Family Vol. 8, No. 3, August 2005, pp. 237 / 249 ISSN 1366-8803 print/ISSN 1469-3615 online – 2005 Taylor & Francis Group Ltd http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals DOI: 10.1080/13668800500142210 research in this area focuses on the family unit and the interaction among family members involved in the business (Davis & Harveston, 2001; Foley & Powell, 1997;...
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