There is a link between work life balance culture and strategic competitive advantage
Bradley, Lisa M., Royer, Susanne, & Eckardt, Farida (2008) There is a link between work life balance culture and strategic competitive advantage. In 22nd ANZAM Conference 2008 : Managing in the Pacific Century, 2 – 5 December, Auckland, New Zealand.
This paper suggests a linkage between work-life balance culture and competitive advantage through commitment and firm-specific human resources. The paper argues that a workplace culture supportive of employees balancing their work and non-work lives leads to their commitment to their organisation being higher. Higher commitment leads to a greater willingness to invest in the development of firm specific resources – such as developing certain intra-organisational competencies or idiosyncratic technical competencies. This greater level of firm specific resources then enables the firm to have a stronger competitive advantage. The paper argues theoretically for these relationships, reviewing the relevant empirical and theoretical literature and concludes with suggestions for practice and future research.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Human Resource Management, Organisational Performance, Strategic Human Resource Management, Work-life Balance|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 [please consult the authors]|
|Deposited On:||09 Jan 2009 13:41|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:45|
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