Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/33342
Authors: 
Heywood, John S.
Siebert, William Stanley
Wei, Xiangdong
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 1812
Abstract: 
High performance workplaces elicit greater involvement and productivity from employees but past theory and evidence remain divided on whether or not such workplaces are compatible with family friendly work practices. We present new evidence on the association using perceptions of a representative sample of workers and an innovative testing framework. The evidence reveals that high performance workplaces are no more likely to make commitments to provide family friendly workplaces than are other workplaces. It shows, however, that high performance workplaces are more likely to keep the family friendly commitments they make, thereby maintaining a psychological contract based on mutual obligation. As providing family friendly practices requires both making and keeping commitments, the evidence confirms that high performance workplaces are more likely to provide such practices.
Subjects: 
high performance workplaces
family friendly practices
motivation
work incentives
JEL: 
J31
J32
J81
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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