Masculinity in flux? : Male managers navigating between work and family
Pučėtaitė, R., Lämsä, A.-M., & Norvaišaitė, M. (2020). Masculinity in flux? : Male managers navigating between work and family. Journal of Baltic Studies, 51(2), 179-198. https://doi.org/10.1080/01629778.2020.1746369
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DisciplineJohtaminenVastuullinen liiketoiminta (painoala)Organisational Ethics, Leadership and HRMBasic or discovery scholarshipManagement and LeadershipResponsible Business (focus area)Organisational Ethics, Leadership and HRMBasic or discovery scholarship
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The article sheds light on male managers’ experience as fathers in a post-Soviet context in Lithuania. This empirical study of 12 male managers’ experiences of work-family integration (WFI), their ways of coping with negative experiences, and the role of organizations in reducing conflict and enriching WFI, reveal the emergence of a new paternal identity: fathers who perceive their role as caregivers but for whom this is still subordinate to the dominant role of the breadwinner. Relying on their wife is a man’s dominant coping strategy. Organizations are perceived as family unfriendly. The managerial implications of the need for organizational support are discussed.
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Related funder(s)Academy of Finland
Funding program(s)Strategic research programmes, AoF
Additional information about fundingThis research was supported by the program Equality in Society (Weall No. 292 883) by strategic research funding of the Academy of Finland and the Research Council of Lithuania, project No. [SMP14-26/SMP14-063].
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