Doing Time in the Retail Industry

Price, Robin (2006) Doing Time in the Retail Industry. In Pocock, B, Provis, C, & Willis, E (Eds.) 21st Century Work: High Road or Low Road: Proceedings of the 20th AIRAANZ Conference (Vol. 1), 1-3 February 2006, Australia, South Australia, Adelaide.

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This paper uses survey data to explore employee satisfaction with working time arrangements within a large supermarket chain in Queensland. The findings confirm those in the literature that employees have a diverse range of working time preferences, and that employees will be more satisfied if those preferences are met by their employer. In general, many full-time employees wanted shorter hours and a sizeable proportion of part-time employees wanted longer working hours. This paper is a preliminary attempt at teasing out the explanations behind working time preferences.

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ID Code: 25509
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Retail Industry, Industrial Relations
ISBN: 0-86803-545-9
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Industrial Relations (150306)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Deposited On: 17 Jun 2009 15:14
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:14

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