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Life after Burberry: shifting experiences of work and non-work life following redundancy

Blyton, Paul Robert and Jenkins, Jean 2012. Life after Burberry: shifting experiences of work and non-work life following redundancy. Work, Employment and Society 26 (1) , pp. 26-41. 10.1177/0950017011426306

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Abstract

This article sheds new light on neglected areas of recent ‘work-life’ discussions. Drawing on a study of a largely female workforce made redundant by factory relocation, the majority subsequently finding alternative employment in a variety of work settings, the results illustrate aspects of both positive and negative spillover from work to non-work life. In addition, the findings add to the growing number of studies that highlight the conditions under which part-time working detracts from, rather than contributes to, successful work-life balance. The conclusion discusses the need for a more multi-dimensional approach to work-life issues.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS)
Business (Including Economics)
Uncontrolled Keywords: part-time work; positive/negative spillover; redundancy; re-employment; work-life balance
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0950-0170
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:22
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/20398

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