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Research Handbook on Work and Well-Being (Hardcover): Ronald J. Burke Research Handbook on Work and Well-Being (Hardcover)
Ronald J. Burke
R5,221 Discovery Miles 52 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Almost every person works at some point in their lives. The Research Handbook on Work and Well-Being examines the association of particular work experiences with employee and organizational health and performance. Ronald J. Burke and Kathryn M. Page bring together an impressive collection of contributions where well-being is considered an umbrella term for happiness, satisfaction, flow, engagement, commitment and organizational identification, among other concepts. Chapters describe successful organizational efforts to achieve high levels of employee well-being and creating psychologically healthy workplaces. They cover topics such as transformational leadership, organizational support, training and development and supportive work-family policies and programs. Acknowledging that work experiences and conditions can also contribute to dissatisfaction, insecurity, illness, injuries and even death, they also examine negative work experiences and conditions such as abusive supervision, occupational stress, little control and insecurity. Practical and engaging, this Handbook will appeal to academics and students interested in work and health. Containing the latest research evidence, it will also offer valuable insights to human resource managers, organizational wellness managers and occupational health practitioners.

The Sandwich Generation - Caring for Oneself and Others at Home and at Work (Hardcover): Ronald J. Burke, Lisa M Calvano The Sandwich Generation - Caring for Oneself and Others at Home and at Work (Hardcover)
Ronald J. Burke, Lisa M Calvano
R2,942 Discovery Miles 29 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Rising life expectancy has led to the growth of the 'Sandwich Generation' - men and women who are caregivers to their children of varying ages as well as for one or both parents whilst still managing their own household and work responsibilities. This book considers both the strains and benefits of this position. Tackling a myriad of issues such as gender, parents and parents-in-law, ethnic differences, residential status, and developing changes in the caregiving relationship such as Alzheimer's or dementia, this book highlights the complexities of the caregiving relationship. Key chapters also address potential benefits including improved relationships, skill set development and generously giving to another. Expert contributors use examples to illustrate the need for organizations to address increases in caregiving among their employees and develop supportive policies and initiatives. They further show that there is a need at the country level to integrate employees, communities, employers, businesses and levels of government to deal with this increasing trend. This timely book will prove an indispensible reference for academics and students interested in the sandwich generation, caregiving and health. Its practical approach will also benefit human resource management professionals, managers dealing with sandwiched employees and health administrators at various levels of government.

The Multi-generational and Aging Workforce - Challenges and Opportunities (Hardcover): Ronald J. Burke, Cary L. Cooper,... The Multi-generational and Aging Workforce - Challenges and Opportunities (Hardcover)
Ronald J. Burke, Cary L. Cooper, Alexander-Stamatios G. Antoniou
R3,555 Discovery Miles 35 550 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The workforce is aging as people live longer and healthier lives, and mandatory retirement has become a relic of the past. Though workforces have always contained both younger and older employees the age range today has expanded, and the generational gap has become more distinct. This book advocates the need for talented employees of all ages as a way to prevent potential skill shortages and considers both the challenges and opportunities that these changes raise for individual organizations. The expert contributors discuss benefits including greater employee diversity with regards to knowledge, skills experience and perspectives, as well as challenges involving potential generational tensions, stereotypes and age biases. They further place an emphasis on initiatives to create generation-friendly workplaces; these involve fostering lifelong learning, tackling age stereotypes and biases, employing reverse mentoring where younger employees mentor older employees, and offering older individuals career options including phased retirement, bridge employment and encore careers. This wide-reaching book will be of use to academics, PhD students, human resource specialists, managers and government policy makers interested in the aging and multigenerational workforce.

Handbook of Research on Promoting Women's Careers (Paperback): Susan Vinnicombe, Ronald J. Burke, Stacy Blake-Beard, Lynda... Handbook of Research on Promoting Women's Careers (Paperback)
Susan Vinnicombe, Ronald J. Burke, Stacy Blake-Beard, Lynda L. Moore
R1,151 Discovery Miles 11 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Why is it that relatively few women achieve senior management positions despite their increasing levels of education and years of work experience? How can we change this? In a changing world where women have dominated as graduates from universities in the West, recent research has shown that the same trend is also strikingly evident in the newly emerging markets. Tapping into this female talent pool is extremely important and advancing women's careers has become a key business issue. This Handbook lays out a number of promising approaches. First the business case for doing so is presented. The challenges facing women are reviewed, followed by various programs that address particular needs such as mentoring, leadership development programs for women, work and family initiatives, and succession planning. Finally, case studies of award-winning organizational initiatives are described. The book identifies obstacles women face in career advancement and possible initiatives to address them. The work will be highly sought by scholars and doctoral students interested in women in organizations. Human resource managers and consultants will also find plenty of invaluable information in this resource.

Corporate Wellness Programs - Linking Employee and Organizational Health (Hardcover): Ronald J. Burke, Astrid M.Richardsen Corporate Wellness Programs - Linking Employee and Organizational Health (Hardcover)
Ronald J. Burke, Astrid M.Richardsen
R3,408 Discovery Miles 34 080 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Employee well-being and organizational success are closely linked. In light of this connection, corporate wellness programs have emerged in recent decades as a way to achieve organizational health and success. Corporate Wellness Programs offers contributions from international experts, examining the planning, implementation and evaluation of wellness initiatives in organizations, and offering guidance on how to introduce these programs in to the workplace. Previous research evidence surrounding corporate wellness programs is reviewed, to illustrate reduced health care costs, higher levels of employee well-being, greater work engagement, higher levels of performance, and financial gains on investment costs. Organizational case studies in various countries are explored, highlighting best practice and lessons to be learned from them. This book offers a unique addition to employee and organizational health research, emphasizing both theoretical and empirical examples of best-practice corporate wellness programs. Researchers and academics interested in individual and organizational health will find this book a valuable resource and reference point. Managers and consultants working with organizational health will benefit from the best practice recommendations presented in the book.

Voice and Whistleblowing in Organizations - Overcoming Fear, Fostering Courage and Unleashing Candour (Hardcover): Ronald J.... Voice and Whistleblowing in Organizations - Overcoming Fear, Fostering Courage and Unleashing Candour (Hardcover)
Ronald J. Burke, Cary L. Cooper
R3,408 Discovery Miles 34 080 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines the decision to speak out in organizations or to keep silent, the roles of fear and courage, and why increasing valid information and truth is central to individual and organizational health. Employees in organizations face countless daily situations in which they make a choice to speak up, exercise voice, or remain silent. Too many choose to remain silent. Others only tell supervisors what they want to hear, becoming 'yes' men and women. Expressing one's voice increases individual health and well-being and enhances learning, quality and timeliness of decision making, work engagement, and ultimately team and organizational success. This volume, containing chapters by international researchers, examines the causes and consequences of exercising voice and ways individuals and organizations can support voice in the workplace. Including contributors who are internationally recognized academics from a range of countries, this book will prove to be an essential resource for scholars and students in the field of human resource management.

Handbook of Research on Promoting Women's Careers (Hardcover): Susan Vinnicombe, Ronald J. Burke, Stacy Blake-Beard, Lynda... Handbook of Research on Promoting Women's Careers (Hardcover)
Susan Vinnicombe, Ronald J. Burke, Stacy Blake-Beard, Lynda L. Moore
R5,048 Discovery Miles 50 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Why is it that relatively few women achieve senior management positions despite their increasing levels of education and years of work experience? How can we change this? In a changing world where women have dominated as graduates from universities in the West, recent research has shown that the same trend is also strikingly evident in the newly emerging markets. Tapping into this female talent pool is extremely important and advancing women's careers has become a key business issue. This Handbook lays out a number of promising approaches. First the business case for doing so is presented. The challenges facing women are reviewed, followed by various programs that address particular needs such as mentoring, leadership development programs for women, work and family initiatives, and succession planning. Finally, case studies of award-winning organizational initiatives are described. The book identifies obstacles women face in career advancement and possible initiatives to address them. The work will be highly sought by scholars and doctoral students interested in women in organizations. Human resource managers and consultants will also find plenty of invaluable information in this resource.

Human Resource Management in the Public Sector (Hardcover): Ronald J. Burke, Andrew J Noblet, Cary L. Cooper Human Resource Management in the Public Sector (Hardcover)
Ronald J. Burke, Andrew J Noblet, Cary L. Cooper
R3,233 Discovery Miles 32 330 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This insightful book presents current thinking and research evidence on the role of human resource management policies and practices in increasing service quality, efficiency and organizational effectiveness in the public sector. Internationally, public sector organisations face enormous challenges, including increasingly uncertain political and economic environments, more vigilant and cost-conscious governments, rapidly evolving community needs and an ageing workforce. This collection examines a range of HRM-related topics that will influence the capacity of public sector agencies to negotiate and respond to the challenges ahead. These topics include managing public sector human resources during an economic downturn, enhancing the satisfaction and motivation of public sector employees, attracting and retaining talent, leadership development, and case studies in successful public sector organizational change. With each chapter drawing on the latest research, but also emphasizing the practical implications, this collection is suitable for practitioners, researchers and students alike. It will also be valuable for HR specialists and managers of HR units in the public sector.

The Innovation Imperative in Health Care Organisations - Critical Role of Human Resource Management in the Cost, Quality and... The Innovation Imperative in Health Care Organisations - Critical Role of Human Resource Management in the Cost, Quality and Productivity Equation (Hardcover)
Peter Spurgeon, Cary L. Cooper, Ronald J. Burke
R2,942 Discovery Miles 29 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This insightful book discusses vital concepts of system sustainability in terms of productivity, quality improvement, innovation and cost control in the context of maximising the potential of staff in the health care sector through effective human resource management. Health systems in the western world face increasingly intense pressure to contain or reduce costs, while countries such as China and India move towards universal coverage. The contributors illustrate that radical gains in efficiency and innovative practice are required internationally in health care systems. They argue that the high proportion of health care system costs invested in staffing place the human resource function at the forefront of meeting this challenge. Sustained system change and productivity gains, more effective management of staff and work climate are essential elements of reform and are all covered in this book The book provides practical examples as to how health service managers can rise to the challenge of sustaining services against greater pressures than ever before. It will strongly appeal to academics and students of health service management and public sector management. Health service managers, HR professionals in health as well as clinical staff will also find plenty of informative information in this enriching compendium.

Human Resource Management in the Nonprofit Sector - Passion, Purpose and Professionalism (Hardcover): Ronald J. Burke, Cary L.... Human Resource Management in the Nonprofit Sector - Passion, Purpose and Professionalism (Hardcover)
Ronald J. Burke, Cary L. Cooper
R2,941 Discovery Miles 29 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This impressive book assembles the latest research findings and thinking on the management of voluntary/nonprofit sector organizations and the effective utilization of both paid staff and volunteers. The authors expertly look into the challenges faced by this sector and the growing role that it plays in society. They review HRM in the voluntary sector and discuss the challenges of bringing about best practices, as well as suggesting how to improve leadership of voluntary/nonprofit organizations. Non-profit organizations serve several useful purposes in society and exist in every country in the world. Like organizations in other sectors, non-profit organizations now have to do more with less. This book indicates the ways in which human resource management policies and practices can improve the effectiveness of non-profit organizations. The authors consider the roles played by non-profit organizations in effective leadership and its development, developing the non-profit brand, enhancing learning and skills development of both paid staff and volunteers and encouraging and supporting organizational change. They also examine how university-based education programs are developing talent in the non-profit sector. This timely book will prove invaluable to academics and doctoral students interested in all aspects of management within the non-profit/voluntary sector. Government professionals working in this sector will also find this compendium insightful.

Handbook of Human Resource Management in the Tourism and Hospitality Industries (Hardcover): Ronald J. Burke, Julia C. Hughes Handbook of Human Resource Management in the Tourism and Hospitality Industries (Hardcover)
Ronald J. Burke, Julia C. Hughes
R4,528 Discovery Miles 45 280 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The hospitality and tourism sector is an increasingly significant contributor to GDP worldwide, as well as a key source of employment in developing regions. Drawing on contemporary research, this Handbook provides a provocative review of the major human resource challenges facing the hospitality and tourism sector today. Leading international scholars examine how hospitality and tourism businesses succeed through a consistently high level of service, particularly through the attitudes and behaviours of front-line employees to positively impact upon guest satisfaction and improve intention to return. Against this background, chapters analyse the myriad of reasons the industry struggles to attract and retain quality employees, including long and unsocial hours, non-competitive pay and unsophisticated management practices. Offering a thorough review of these human resource challenges through employee focus groups, in-depth interviews and surveys, this Handbook offers evidence-informed recommendations for their resolution. These include: strategies and tactics associated with brand internalisation, talent management, engagement, high-performance practices, learning and leadership development. Practical and engaging, this Handbook will be of interest to students and scholars researching hospitality and tourism from a business management perspective. Senior hospitality leaders will also benefit from the ideas herein, gaining competitive advantage by creating and supporting highly engaged and effective employees.

Handbook of Human Resource Management in the Tourism and Hospitality Industries (Paperback): Ronald J. Burke, Julia C. Hughes Handbook of Human Resource Management in the Tourism and Hospitality Industries (Paperback)
Ronald J. Burke, Julia C. Hughes
R1,096 Discovery Miles 10 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The hospitality and tourism sector is an increasingly significant contributor to GDP worldwide, as well as a key source of employment in developing regions. Drawing on contemporary research, this Handbook provides a provocative review of the major human resource challenges facing the hospitality and tourism sector today. Leading international scholars examine how hospitality and tourism businesses succeed through a consistently high level of service, particularly through the attitudes and behaviours of front-line employees to positively impact upon guest satisfaction and improve intention to return. Against this background, chapters analyse the myriad of reasons the industry struggles to attract and retain quality employees, including long and unsocial hours, non-competitive pay and unsophisticated management practices. Offering a thorough review of these human resource challenges through employee focus groups, in-depth interviews and surveys, this Handbook offers evidence-informed recommendations for their resolution. These include: strategies and tactics associated with brand internalisation, talent management, engagement, high-performance practices, learning and leadership development. Practical and engaging, this Handbook will be of interest to students and scholars researching hospitality and tourism from a business management perspective. Senior hospitality leaders will also benefit from the ideas herein, gaining competitive advantage by creating and supporting highly engaged and effective employees.

Human Resource Management in Small Business - Achieving Peak Performance (Paperback): Cary L. Cooper, Ronald J. Burke Human Resource Management in Small Business - Achieving Peak Performance (Paperback)
Cary L. Cooper, Ronald J. Burke
R1,191 Discovery Miles 11 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Human Resource Management in Small Business fills a gap in our understanding of economic performance. Small businesses are more numerous, have more employees, and contribute more to the economies of nations throughout the world than do large organizations. This book examines a range of issues, including the significance of human resource management (HRM) practices to small business success, the management of work hours and work stressors, work and family issues, succession planning, employee recruitment and selection, and managing staff. It also explores how individuals develop HRM skills, and learn from their own and others' experiences. The role of HRM practices in successful small businesses is illustrated through a range of case studies. Including contributors who are internationally recognized academics from a range of countries, this book will prove to be an essential resource for postgraduate students and academics in management. Professional managers and owners in SMEs will also discover great insights from this admirable book.

Violence and Abuse In and Around Organisations (Hardcover): Ronald J. Burke, Cary L. Cooper Violence and Abuse In and Around Organisations (Hardcover)
Ronald J. Burke, Cary L. Cooper
R3,242 Discovery Miles 32 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This international collection examines violence and abuse in and around organisations. The collection documents the causes, specifically from the perspective of human relations and of the workplace conditions. It also highlights the specific risks associated with high-risk professions or working environments. The first section considers types of violence and abuse, their relative frequencies, potential individual and workplace antecedents, costs to individuals, family's organisations and societies, the fact both are increasing in frequency with new types (e.g., terrorism) appearing, and why addressing these has become increasingly important for individuals and organisations. The second section considers violence in interpersonal relationships such as bullying, incivility, bias and harassment, and toxic leadership. The third section examines unsafe workplaces, accidents, injuries, and deaths. The fourth section considers exploitive work conditions and arrangements such as precarious employment, the exploitation of immigrants, and human slavery. The final section offers suggestions on ways to address violence and abuse in and around organisations. These include aggression preventative supervisor behaviours in health care, suicide prevention in the workplace, dealing with disgruntled employees and former employees, and workplace interventions that address stress reduction more broadly. As with other titles in the Psychological and Behavioural Aspects of Risk Series, this research-based collection is firmly grounded in the boundary between work and society and offers important insights into how social and cultural problems are manifest in the workplace and how poor and abusive workplace practice, in turn, spills out into wider life.

The Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organizations (Paperback): Savita Kumra, Ruth Simpson, Ronald J. Burke The Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organizations (Paperback)
Savita Kumra, Ruth Simpson, Ronald J. Burke
R973 Discovery Miles 9 730 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The issue of gender in organizations has attracted much attention and debate over a number of years. The focus of examination is inequality of opportunity between the genders and the impact this has on organizations, individual men and women, and society as a whole. It is undoubtedly the case that progress has been made with women participating in organizational life in greater numbers and at more senior levels than has been historically the case, challenging notions that senior and/or influential organizational and political roles remain a masculine domain. The Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organizations is a comprehensive analysis of thinking and research on gender in organizations with original contributions from key international scholars in the field. The Handbook comprises four sections. The first looks at the theoretical roots and potential for theoretical development in respect of the topic of gender in organizations. The second section focuses on leadership and management and the gender issues arising in this field; contributors review the extensive literature and reflect on progress made as well as commenting on hurdles yet to be overcome. The third section considers the gendered nature of careers. Here the focus is on querying traditional approaches to career, surfacing embedded assumptions within traditional approaches, and assessing potential for alternative patterns to evolve, taking into account the nature of women's lives and the changing nature of organizations. In its final section the Handbook examines masculinity in organizations to assess the diversity of masculinities evident within organizations and the challenges posed to those outside the norm. In bringing together a broad range of research and thinking on gender in organizations across a number of disciplines, sub-disciplines, and conceptual perspectives, the Handbook provides a comprehensive view of both contemporary thinking and future research directions.

Building More Effective Organizations - HR Management and Performance in Practice (Paperback): Ronald J. Burke, Cary L. Cooper Building More Effective Organizations - HR Management and Performance in Practice (Paperback)
Ronald J. Burke, Cary L. Cooper
R1,117 R991 Discovery Miles 9 910 Save R126 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Organizations today are facing heightened challenges in their efforts to perform effectively. These challenges are reflected in the failure of many long-standing organizations and the shortened tenure of senior level executives. There is increasing agreement that the unique competitive advantage organizations have today lies in their people, their human resource management practices and their cultures. All other elements of production can be readily obtained, bought or copied. We are now in the era of human capital; to be successful organizations need to unleash the talents of their people. Fortunately we now have considerable understanding of what high performing organizations look like. However, a large gap still exists between what we know and what managers actually do. With contributions from a team of leading academics and practitioners, Building More Effective Organizations provides an extensive survey of human resource management and the organizational practices associated with the high performance of individuals.

More Women on Boards - An International Perspective (Paperback): Lynne E. Devnew, Marlene Janzem Le Ber, Mariateresa Torchia,... More Women on Boards - An International Perspective (Paperback)
Lynne E. Devnew, Marlene Janzem Le Ber, Mariateresa Torchia, Ronald J. Burke
R1,347 R1,255 Discovery Miles 12 550 Save R92 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

More Women on Boards: An International Perspective is the seventh volume in the Women and Leadership: Research, Theory, and Practice book series. The purpose of this volume is to explore the complexity of issues related to increasing the number of women on boards of directors around the world: how these issues have been understood; how they have been more and less successfully addressed in different countries and industries; and how they are similar, and yet different, as a results of cultural and legal differences. In the Introduction and 18 chapters included in this book, 42 researchers, activists, and practitioners who were raised or work today in at least 17 countries on 6 continents seek to answer the questions: "Why have women on boards?" "Why is adding women to boards so challenging?" "What actions increase the number of women on boards?" and "What can we learn from situations where there are women board members?" In seeking to answer these questions, the authors summarize previously existing research and share the results of their own recent qualitative and quantitative research studies conducted in many different countries. Both "fix the woman" and "fix the society" challenges and solutions are explored. Stories of women who have successfully joined and, in many cases, led boards of directors are shared. It is clear to us, and we believe will be clear to those who read this book, that there is no single program that will lead to gender equality on boards; however we believe that the authors in this volume provide a rich variety of research and well supported suggestions for addressing the challenges. When local cultures are considered and multiple suggestions implemented as appropriate, we are confident we will, together, increase the number of women on boards throughout the world.

Gender in Organizations - Are Men Allies or Adversaries to Women's Career Advancement? (Hardcover): Ronald J. Burke, Debra... Gender in Organizations - Are Men Allies or Adversaries to Women's Career Advancement? (Hardcover)
Ronald J. Burke, Debra A. Major
R3,699 Discovery Miles 36 990 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Diversifying the workforce is becoming increasingly important, with gender equality being a central feature of overall equality. Men seem to be part of the problem and a necessary part of the solution. This collection ties these themes together in the context of talent management and organizational effectiveness. Talented women continue to have difficulty advancing their careers in organizations wordwide. Organizations and their cultures were created by men, for men and reflect the wider patriarchal society. As a consequence, some women are disadvantaged and face barriers to advancement. Burke and Major present an examination of men, masculinity and gendered organizational cultures to get both a better understanding of why women have made such slow progress and ways in which men can become allies and champions of women, supporting their advancement and workplace equality. By taking an unusual approach to the subject of gender equality, this topical book will be a refreshing read for students and academics. It will be of great use to human resource practitioners, managers, policymakers and employers at every level.

Human Resource Management in Small Business - Achieving Peak Performance (Hardcover): Cary L. Cooper, Ronald J. Burke Human Resource Management in Small Business - Achieving Peak Performance (Hardcover)
Cary L. Cooper, Ronald J. Burke
R3,865 Discovery Miles 38 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Human Resource Management in Small Business fills a gap in our understanding of economic performance. Small businesses are more numerous, have more employees, and contribute more to the economies of nations throughout the world than do large organizations. This book examines a range of issues, including the significance of human resource management (HRM) practices to small business success, the management of work hours and work stressors, work and family issues, succession planning, employee recruitment and selection, and managing staff. It also explores how individuals develop HRM skills, and learn from their own and others' experiences. The role of HRM practices in successful small businesses is illustrated through a range of case studies. Including contributors who are internationally recognized academics from a range of countries, this book will prove to be an essential resource for postgraduate students and academics in management. Professional managers and owners in SMEs will also discover great insights from this admirable book.

Self-Management and Leadership Development (Hardcover): Mitchell G. Rothstein, Ronald J. Burke Self-Management and Leadership Development (Hardcover)
Mitchell G. Rothstein, Ronald J. Burke
R4,346 Discovery Miles 43 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Self-Management and Leadership Development offers a unique perspective on how leaders and aspiring leaders can and should take personal responsibility for their own development. This distinguished book is differentiated from other books on this topic with its view on the instrumental role played by individuals in managing their own development, rather than depending on others, such as their organization, to guide them. Expert scholars in the area of leadership emphasize the importance of self-awareness as the critical starting point in the process. Explicit recommendations are provided on how individuals can manage their own self-assessment as a starting point to their development. The contributors present insights and practical recommendations on how individuals can actively self-manage through a number of typical leadership challenges. Business school faculty teaching electives in leadership, and managers who engage in leadership development for themselves or others, should not be without this important resource. Consulting firms and training institutions offering leadership development programs and participants in MBA and executive development programs will also find it invaluable.

Women on Corporate Boards of Directors - International Research and Practice (Hardcover): Susan Vinnicombe, Val Singh, Ronald... Women on Corporate Boards of Directors - International Research and Practice (Hardcover)
Susan Vinnicombe, Val Singh, Ronald J. Burke, Diana Bilimoria, Morten Huse
R2,797 Discovery Miles 27 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This important new book addresses the growing international interest in women on corporate boards of directors. The contributors explore the position of women on corporate boards and future trends in different countries including Australia, Canada, France, Iceland, Jordan, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Tunisia, the UK and the USA. They go on to report the latest research on the experiences and different contributions made by women directors on corporate boards. Issues discussed include: * How women directors champion difficult issues and debates * How women influence boardroom behaviour * The contribution of women directors' human and social capital * Gendered experiences and the glass cliff * The glass ceiling or a bottleneck? * Networking to harness local power for national impact * Women on board in best practice companies * Whether critical mass makes a difference? * Future directions for research. Women on Corporate Boards of Directors brings together the significant international research base with suggestions aimed at individuals aspiring to board membership, women and men currently serving on corporate boards, companies interested in attracting women to their boards, and government bodies wanting to identify the challenges and opportunities facing them as they consider various options for increasing women's representation on corporate boards. This will also be an important book for academics interested in women directors, women's careers at senior levels in organizations and workforce diversity.

International Terrorism and Threats to Security - Managerial and Organizational Challenges (Hardcover): Ronald J. Burke, Cary... International Terrorism and Threats to Security - Managerial and Organizational Challenges (Hardcover)
Ronald J. Burke, Cary L. Cooper
R3,089 Discovery Miles 30 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This original collection examines the managerial and organizational implications of international terrorism and threats to security. When Islamic terrorists flew hijacked airplanes into the World Trade Center on 9/11, it changed much of the world forever. The number of deaths and the financial losses resulting from the attack was unprecedented. 9/11 highlighted how risky life in organizations had become. The book reviews events since 9/11, which sets the foundation for the rest of the book. It scrutinizes the central role of governments as targets, agents and protectors of citizens, then considers the impact of terrorism on people and organizations based on research evidence from the US, Spain, and Israel. The authors examine how to increase individual coping resources, maintain work motivation in trying times and develop worksite emergency procedures. They also identify the key qualities of organizations that were able to recover quickly following devastating loss. International Terrorism and Threats to Security will be an invaluable resource for scholars of organizational behaviour, international management, conflict management, international relations and public policy.

Research Companion to Working Time and Work Addiction (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Ronald J. Burke Research Companion to Working Time and Work Addiction (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Ronald J. Burke
R4,494 Discovery Miles 44 940 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This Research Companion examines the effects of work hours on individual and family well-being and questions why people work hard and whether some can work too hard. It integrates contributions from two areas of research - work hours and work addiction - that have historically been pursued separately. Ronald Burke argues that while work hours have decreased for blue-collar workers, they have increased for professionals and managers, particularly in developed countries. He reveals that some employees need to work long hours while others do so willingly: people work long hours to meet individual needs and due to societal incentives such as materialism and consumerism. The book concludes that working long hours is only part of the story; why one works long hours and how one works these long hours emerge as powerful factors in determining the link between hours worked and well-being. The volume also includes recommendations for addressing a long hours culture at individual, family, organizational, community and societal levels. Academics, students, researchers and policymakers with an interest in human resource management, work hours and work addiction and their effects will find this highly original Companion to be a fascinating rea

Supporting Women's Career Advancement - Challenges and Opportunities (Hardcover): Ronald J. Burke, Mary C. Mattis Supporting Women's Career Advancement - Challenges and Opportunities (Hardcover)
Ronald J. Burke, Mary C. Mattis
R3,465 Discovery Miles 34 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book documents the progress that managerial and professional women have made in advancing their careers, and the challenges and opportunities that remain. In the context of increasing numbers of women entering the workplace and indeed pursuing professional and managerial careers, it examines why so few women occupy the top positions in corporations. The editors maintain that whilst the benefits of employing women in executive roles is now being recognised, and efforts are being made to ensure career advancement, female employees do still face a struggle against male bias and the proverbial 'glass ceiling'. In order to build upon the progress that has been made, the book advocates more successful role models for women, an increased commitment from corporations to look at the opportunities for leadership that women present, and extended research into the strengths and failings of organisations in this regard. A broad range of issues are explored, including ongoing challenges of work-family integration, perceptions of gender, leadership and career development, the ethics of office romances, and women at mid-life. Best practices for supporting women's career advancement are then illustrated using the efforts of award wining companies as case studies. The cutting-edge contributions to this book provide an outstanding review of the literature. As such, it will be invaluable to both academics and practitioners with an interest in business, management and human resources.

Creating Psychologically Healthy Workplaces (Hardcover): Ronald J. Burke, Astrid M.Richardsen Creating Psychologically Healthy Workplaces (Hardcover)
Ronald J. Burke, Astrid M.Richardsen
R3,819 Discovery Miles 38 190 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Workplaces can often be sources of stress, interfering with both job satisfaction and performance. This book explores ways to combat the factors contributing to an unhealthy workplace by building on the advances in positive psychology and organizational scholarship over the last 15 years. Focusing on ground-breaking concepts such as psychological capital, 'happiness compassion', virtuousness, support and gratitude, this book offers ways to target and reshape the unhealthy workplace environment. Each chapter provides real-life organizational situations in which companies of all sizes implement strategies that either hinder or successfully create a healthy workplace environment. The world-leading authors identify key causes that reduce employee satisfaction and job performance, offering a range of interventions that can prevent negative experiences to ultimately produce happier workforces and boost productivity. This book will be a vital reference for doctoral students studying the links between work and health as well as faculty studying ways to improve employee well-being. Those on advanced courses in human resource management, organization effectiveness and organizational change will also benefit from the vast array of international insights into a healthy workplace environment.

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