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The Handbook of 21st Century Management provides authoritative insight into the key issues for students in college or corporate courses with a particular emphasis on the current structure of the topic in the literature, key threads of discussion and research on the topic, and emerging trends. This resource is useful in structuring exciting and meaningful papers and presentations and assists readers in deciding on management areas to take elective coursework in or to orient themselves towards for a career. Indeed, familiarity with many of the topics in this Handbook would be very useful in job interviews for positions in business.

Work-Home Interaction: A Challenge to Human Resources Management
Work-home interaction: A challenge to human resources management

Although historically speaking there has been a gender-based division of labor (i.e., men working in the public sphere and women in the private one—being in charge of the domestic tasks, raising children), the scenario has changed since World War II as women entered the public workforce. This trend caused the two previously separate scopes to interact and merge into one. Different theories appeared to explain the way in which this so-called work-home interaction (WHI) affects employees and organizations, and different strategies have developed to promote positive consequences of such an interaction.

Introduction to Work-Home Interaction: A Reality to be Noticed

This chapter takes a general glance at this topic, focusing on the ...

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