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Work-life balance in Spanish Firms: Still on the to-do list


  • Susana Pasamar

    () (Department of Business Administration, Universidad Pablo de Olavide)

  • Ramón Valle

    (Department of Business Administration, Universidad Pablo de Olavide)


The purpose of this paper is to analyse the perception of institutional pressures on employers to improve work-life balance, and to classify organizations according to those perceptions. Using survey data from 146 Spanish private firms in two different industries, the cluster analysis clearly shows the existence of three different groups of companies according to their perception of coercive, mimetic and normative pressures, and the different characteristics of the groups. The diffusion of work-life practices should have begun in Spain, but there is still a long way to go over.

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  • Susana Pasamar & Ramón Valle, 2011. "Work-life balance in Spanish Firms: Still on the to-do list," Working Papers 11.05, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Business Administration.
  • Handle: RePEc:pab:wpbsad:11.05

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    Work-life balance; Institutional pressures; Cluster analysis;

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