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International Journal of Management Development


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International Journal of Management Development (3 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.

  • An empirical research on quality of work-life: an employee perspective   Order a copy of this article
    by Swarochi Gudimalla, Seema Annadurai, Sujatha Mani 
    Abstract: The main purpose of the study is to understand the degree to which the quality of work-life of employees at the organisation helps to reflect in terms of satisfaction and improving their organisational effectivess. Owing to the drastic changes in the technology and intensified global competition, the work-pressure of employees at workplaces has changed greatly. In modern times, the topic of quality of work-life has received ample attention from the employer perspective. In order to retain the talented and skilled employees at work, organisations need to focus their attention towards in bringing a balance between work life and personal life among the employees. The underlying concept of work life balance will help ultimately in ensuring the quality of work-life of employees. The convenient sampling method was adopted for the study of 300 working employees in Kelly Services, India. A proportionate allocation of 10% was chosen as respondents and interviewed in Kelly Services, Hyderabad. The study result shows a relationship between variables on the satisfaction level of employees.
    Keywords: quality of work-life; work-life balance; employee satisfaction.