publication . Article . 2017

A Case Analysis on the Adequacy of Work-Life Balance Practices in UK Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Babatunde Akanji;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2017 Journal: Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review (issn: 2353-883X, eissn: 2353-8821, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Cracow University of Economics
Abstract
Objective: The purpose of this study is to examine whether work-life balance (WLB) practices are satisfactorily provided in UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the impact of the availability of these work-life policies on turnover intentions. A review of extant literature reveals scarce knowledge in this area of research and this study presents a rudimentary effort to fill this gap. Research Design & Methods: Using qualitative design, the data set comprised of in-depth interviews with thirty-six employees working in small and medium-sized UK convenience stores and supermarkets with less than ninety employees. Findings: Informal nature of hum...
Subjects
free text keywords: UK SMEs, work-life balance, convenience supermarkets, low staff retention, turnover intentions, Social Sciences, H
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