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James, Al

Work-Life Advantage: Sustaining Regional Learning and Innovation

James, Al - Work-Life Advantage: Sustaining Regional Learning and Innovation, ebook

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Work-Life Advantage analyses how employer-provision of ‘family-friendly’ working arrangements - designed to help workers better reconcile work, home and family - can also enhance firms’ capacities for learning and innovation, in pursuit of long-term competitive advantage and socially inclusive growth.

  • Brings together major debates in labour geography, feminist geography, and regional learning in novel ways, through a focus on the shifting boundaries between work, home, and family
  • Addresses a major gap in the scholarly research surrounding the narrow ‘business case’ for work-life balance by developing a more socially progressive, workerist ‘dual agenda’
  • Challenges and disrupts masculinist assumptions of the “ideal worker” and the associated labour market marginalization of workers with significant home and family commitments
  • Based on 10 years of research with over 300 IT workers and 150 IT firms in the UK and Ireland, with important insights for professional workers and knowledge-intensive companies around the world

Keywords: Social & Cultural Geography, European Politics, Social & Cultural Geography, European Politics, Work-life balance; economic geography; feminist geography; regional learning; alternative working arrangements; innovation; gender inequality; quality of life; family well-being

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2017
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
RGS-IBG Book Series
Page amount
248 pages
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118944813
Printed ISBN
9781118944844

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