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Complexities and challenges in the work‐family interface

Noreen Heraty (University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland)
Michael J. Morley (University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland)
Jeanette N. Cleveland (The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA)

Journal of Managerial Psychology

ISSN: 0268-3946

Article publication date: 28 March 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this brief paper is to introduce the papers in this special issue of Journal of Managerial Psychology, focused on “Complexities and challenges in the work‐family interface”.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper first introduces the theme of the special issue, and a brief outline of each paper contained in it is given.

Findings

There is concern that progress in the work‐family research area has been somewhat restricted and may have failed to take sufficient account of the complexity of work‐family issues.

Originality/value

The literature on the work‐family interface is complex, and theory in the field is uncertain and under‐developed. The papers in this special issue should further understanding of the challenges and complexities underscoring the work‐family interface.

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Citation

Heraty, N., Morley, M.J. and Cleveland, J.N. (2008), "Complexities and challenges in the work‐family interface", Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 23 No. 3, pp. 209-214. https://doi.org/10.1108/02683940810861347

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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