Designing & Conducting Work-Life Research: Innovative Approaches, Challenges and Dilemmas

Date(s) - 21/05/2019 - 23/05/2019 All Day

University of Liverpool

Doctoral Students, Early Career Researchers

Please note that the same workshop will run in Liverpool on the 21st May and in London on the 23rd May. Please indicate on the application form which date you wish to attend.

Course objectives:

  • To broaden researcher’s methodological toolkit and further methodological understanding within the area of work-life research.
  • To discuss and explore the challenges and practicalities of designing and conducting research in this field from diverse (qualitative and quantitative) perspectives.
  • To support early career work-life researchers to further develop their research design and practice in a way that will better enable interesting, insightful and considerate work-life research.
  • To support early career work-life researchers to network and build relationships with others in their field of research from different institutions.

Presenter information:

Professor Gary Powell is Professor Emeritus of Management at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. He is an internationally recognized scholar and educator on gender, diversity, and work-family issues in the workplace. He has received the Richard Whipp Lifetime Achievement Award of the British Academy of Management for his contributions to business and management research in the UK and the Ellen Galinsky Generative Researcher Award of the Work and Family Researchers Network and was also named as a Top Ten Extraordinary Contributor for his contributions to work and family research. He has published over 120 articles in in highly ranked management journals and has recently served as Co-editor of a Special Issue of Academy of Management Review on work-life theory, as well as being on the Editorial Board of Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, and Academy of Management Executive.

Professor Jeffery Greenhaus is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Management at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. He is also an internationally recognized scholar and a recipient of the Sage Scholarship Award from the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division of the Academy of Management and the Everett Cherrington Hughes Award for Careers Scholarship from the Careers Division. He has published more than 90 journal papers in top management journals and has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Vocational Behavior.

Professor Caroline Gatrell is Professor of Organization Studies and Associate Dean of Research at University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS). She has a substantial publication record in high ranked journals as a scholar of Work, Health and Family and has written extensively about qualitative research methods in this field, including a book published this year entitled, ‘Families and relationships: Researching everyday lives.’ She is also the current Co-Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Management Reviews and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Dr Laura Radcliffe is Doctor of Organizational Behaviour and Director of the Master of Research Programme at the University of Liverpool Management School. Her research on work-family conflict, decision-making and gender dynamics has been published in 4* journals. She has also has a keen interest in the use of qualitative episodic methodologies, and their ability to analyse daily episodes, events and unfolding processes, and has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on this topic.

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