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Linking Work-Family Conflict (WFC) and Talent Management: Insights from a Developing Country

Ahmad, Mahira and Muazzam, Amina and Anjum, Ambreen and Visvizi, Anna and Nawaz, Raheel (2020) Linking Work-Family Conflict (WFC) and Talent Management: Insights from a Developing Country. Sustainability, 12 (7). p. 2861.

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Abstract

Considering the profound societal change taking place in several developing countries, the objective of this paper is to reflect on work-family conflict (WFC) both as a concept and a social phenomenon. Given that WFC is a concept rooted in academic debate focusing on developments in Western, largely individualistic, societies, this paper reconsiders WFC’s value added as applied in a context of a collectivist society in a developing country. The objective of this paper is thus threefold, i.e., (i) to assess WFC’s applicability in a context of a collectivist society in a developing country, where the position and role of women gradually changes; (ii) to develop a culturally adjusted/sensitive scale to measure the scope of WFC in Pakistan, whereby the latter is treated here as a case study; and (iii) to reflect on the possibility of devising a set of good practices that would allow a smooth inclusion of women in the formal workforce, while at the same time mitigating the scope and scale of WFC. The value added of this paper stems from these three objectives.

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