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Women's experiences of work and family conflict in a Chinese airline

Ren, Xiaoni and Foster, Deborah Jane ORCID: 2011. Women's experiences of work and family conflict in a Chinese airline. Asia Pacific Business Review 17 (3) , pp. 325-341. 10.1080/13602380903462159

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Established literature on work–family conflict concentrates on the experiences of women and organizational equalities policies in Western contexts. This article examines the experiences of women working in a Chinese airline. Drawing on questionnaires and interviews with female employees and managers, we explore work–family conflict and gendered organizational perceptions of women's needs. Our findings suggest that work rather than family-related factors are the most influential causes of conflict for Chinese women in our case study. Cultural and social factors that shape familial relationships prove important in explaining these differences, but we also highlight the significant role played by gendered organizational culture.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Uncontrolled Keywords: Airline; China; family; gender; organizational culture; work–family conflict.
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 1360-2381
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Last Modified: 10 Mar 2023 15:30

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