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    To move or not to move: a question of family?

    Le, J. and Tissington, Patrick A. and Budhwar, P.S. (2010) To move or not to move: a question of family? International Journal of Human Resource Management 21 (1), pp. 17-45. ISSN 0958-5192.

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    Relocation is one organizational phenomenon where the influence of family is prominent. Our paper thus uses it as a backdrop against which to study the work– family interface. In-depth qualitative analysis of 62 interviews with Royal Air Force personnel is used to complement the literature by demonstrating the impact on and the impact of the immediate family in relocation. The analysis provides evidence that relocation influences an employee’s role as family member, other family members and the family as a whole. Findings also illustrate that families influence employees’ relocation behaviour, organizational tenure and work focus. In summary, this paper supports the bidirectional nature of the work-family interface and also demonstrates that regardless of whether examining the work-to-family influence or the family-to- work influence the effects are not always negative.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): employee relocation, family, moving, transience, work–family interface
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Pat Tissington
    Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2015 09:02
    Last Modified: 06 Aug 2015 09:02


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