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Regulation, Managerial Discretion and Family-Friendliness in Australia's Changing Industrial Relations Environment

Reeve, Belinda H; Broom, Dorothy; Strazdins, Lyndall; Shipley, Megan


This article examines how managers grant employees access to family-friendly work conditions and the institutional, organization and individual-level factors affecting their decision-making processes. This research question is addressed by comparing family-friendly conditions in collective agreements in the Australian retail and public service sectors. An analysis of interviews with management staff in the two sectors then explores how access to these family-friendly conditions works in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Industrial Relations
DOI: 10.1177/0022185611432385


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