publication . Article . 2016

WORK-LIFE BALANCE POLICIES IN JORDANIAN TELECOMMUNICATION COMPANIES

Mahmoud Abubaker; Christopher Bagley;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jul 2016
  • Publisher: Eurasian Publications
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
No published work is available on work-life balance (WLB) programs in Jordan. Drawing on the methodology of Critical Realism, interviews with ten senior managers, and case studies in two large telecommunication companies were undertaken. WLB practices had both similarities and differences from those in developed countries. WLB policy and practice was constructed within three main areas: social and cultural practices; financial practices; leave arrangements. In comparison with developed countries, social practices such as praying time, Hajj leave and Ramadan concessions reflected the culture and religion of Jordan as an Arabic, Islamic country. Flexible practices...
Subjects
free text keywords: Work-Life-Balance, Jordan, Qualitative Research, Critical Realism, Arab Culture, Telecommunications, Business, HF5001-6182
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