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Contributions to Management Science

The New Ideal Worker

Organizations Between Work-Life Balance, Gender and Leadership

Editors: las Heras Maestro, Mireia, Chinchilla, Nuria, Grau Grau, Marc (Eds.)

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  • Presents insights into the current prevailing notion of the ideal worker.
  • Discusses the need for companies to take care of employee well-being
  • Shows how changes in society have affected the workplace
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About this book

Many managers and organizations still assume that employees who devote long hours to their jobs with no family interference are “ideal workers”. However, this assumption has negative consequences for employees, their families and, more interestingly, for their organizations. This book provides a wealth of empirical evidence from around the globe, as well as innovative conceptual frameworks, to help practitioners and researchers alike to go beyond the classic notion of the “ideal worker” and to rethink what companies actually need from their employees. As it demonstrates, doing so will be beneficial for countless men and women, and for society at large.


About the authors

Mireia Las Heras Maestro is a professor at IESE Business School –University of Navarra, Spain – where she serves as the director of the International Center for Work and Family. She is an industrial engineer by training, holds an MBA from IESE Business School, and a PhD in business administration from Boston University, USA.

Nuria Chinchilla Albiol received a PhD in economics and business studies from the University of Navarra, Spain, a law degree from the University of Barcelona, Spain an MBA and a PhD from IESE Business School. She studied at Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Management, USA. She started her career as a professor at IESE in 1984 and is a consultant to a wide range of companies and a member on the boards of various organizations. She is the founder of the International Center for Work and Family. 

Marc Grau Grau received a PhD in social policy from the University of Edinburgh, UK. He has obtained a MBA from ESADE Business School, Spain and a MA in political and social sciences from University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. He is a research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, USA and he currently serves as a researcher at Institute for Advanced Family Studies at the Universitat International de Catalunya.


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 3-7

    las Heras Maestro, Mireia (et al.)

  • Hope for the (New) Ideal Worker: Resolving the Flexibility-Availability Paradox

    Pages 9-23

    Worley, Jody A. (et al.)

  • Fathers’ Working Times in Germany: The Role of the Ideal Worker Norm in the Context of Other Cultural and Structural Workplace Conditions

    Pages 25-48

    Bernhardt, Janine (et al.)

  • A Closer Look to Millennials in Chile: How They Perceive the New i-deal Worker

    Pages 49-72

    Bosch, Maria José (et al.)

  • Ideal Organizations for the New Ideal Workers: Exploring the Role of Life-Friendly Work Practices

    Pages 73-91

    Senarathne Tennakoon, Uthpala

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-12477-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-12476-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The New Ideal Worker
Book Subtitle
Organizations Between Work-Life Balance, Gender and Leadership
Editors
  • Mireia las Heras Maestro
  • Nuria Chinchilla
  • Marc Grau Grau
Series Title
Contributions to Management Science
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-12477-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-12477-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-12476-2
Series ISSN
1431-1941
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 265
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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