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dc.contributor.authorFoster, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorRen, Xiaoni
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-10T14:55:13Z
dc.date.available2016-02-10T14:55:13Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationFoster, D. and Ren, X. (2015) ‘Work-family conflict and the commodification of women’s employment in three Chinese airlines’, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26 (12), pp.1568-1585en_US
dc.identifier.issn0958-5192
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/7681
dc.descriptionThis article was published in The International Journal of Human Resource Management, available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2014.949821 The author's post-print is available in this repository from 21 February 2016.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn the East, where gender is mediated by different family structures, societal institutions and economic development, the work–family conflict (WFC) metaphor remains appropriate. This paper investigates Chinese women's experiences of WFC in the fastest growing commercial airline sector in the world. It finds that, in contrast to the West, work-to-family, rather than family-to-work, conflict dominates. Liberalization, competition and commercialization have also had a significant gendered impact on jobs. The latter resulting in the commodification of women's aesthetic and emotional labour, job segregation, employment insecurity, poor career opportunities and increased WFC. We explore reasons why HR policies and practices in airlines fail to address women's workplace concerns and find that occupational status and lack of organizational power, together with the prevalence of traditional gendered norms and attitudes, play important rolesen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe International Journal of Human Resource Management
dc.subjectaesthetic labouren_US
dc.subjectchinese airlinesen_US
dc.subjectcommodificationen_US
dc.subjectemotional labouren_US
dc.subjectliberalizationen_US
dc.subjectwomen's work-family conflicten_US
dc.titleWork-family conflict and the commodification of women’s employment in three Chinese airlinesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2014.949821
dc.date.dateAccepted2014-08-21
dc.rights.embargodate2016-02-21
dc.rights.embargoreasonOn institutional repository or subject-based repository after a 18 months embargo [SHERPA/RoMEO checked 10 February 2016: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0958-5192/]


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