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International Journal of Management Development


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International Journal of Management Development (2 papers in press)


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  • Parental leave policies and issues: is Canada there yet?   Order a copy of this article
    by Stefane Kabene, Said Baadel 
    Abstract: While paternity leave popularity is increasing in Canada and other countries worldwide, Canada still lags behind many European nations in terms of its parental leave policies. Women tend to make use of maternity leave whereas male employees dont fully use their paternal leave entitlements. Our paper takes a look at current Canadian parental policy and compares it with some Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) counterparts. We use Sweden as a benchmark in this study. The paper concludes and recommends parental leave policies to be extended and improved upon because such improvements are directly tied to a decrease in infant mortality, an increase in overall child health and economic advantages such as lower healthcare costs.
    Keywords: employment insurance; glass-ceiling factor; OECD; maternity leave; parental Leave.

  • Consumer ethnocentrism, status, and consumption behaviour: evidence from a communist governed state in a transitional economy   Order a copy of this article
    by Manish Das, Debarshi Mukherjee 
    Abstract: Seeking status and national symbols during consumption is an established phenomenon for the consumers of developed nations. The role of these constructs in consumption behaviour for transitional economies needs more empirical evidence. This research is an attempt to assess the role that consumer ethnocentrism (CET) and status consumption (SC) play in consumption behaviour in the context of a transitional economy (India) while limiting to a state under more than two decades of continuous communist governance (Tripura). The study indicates that age and level of educational attainment are the significant demographic predictors for CET, whereas age, income level and generational cohorts are for SC. A negative association between CET and SC is also confirmed. In the case of the roles of SC and CET on consumption behaviour, a mixed association is obtained.
    Keywords: consumer ethnocentrism; status consumption; transitional economy; generational cohorts; structural equation modelling; consumption behaviour; India.