Advanced

The personal-time bankruptcy: A case study of how working-at-home employees justifies work-life imbalance by time-lending

Sennerstig, Jonas LU (2016) BUSN49 20161
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
Title:
The personal-time bankruptcy: A case study of how working-at-home employees justifies work-life imbalance by time-lending

Course:
BUSN49, Degree Project in Managing People, Knowledge and
Change – Master level, Business Administration.

Author:
Jonas Sennerstig

Advisor:
Jens Rennstam
Key words: Work-life-balance, at-home workers, technology, boundary less work, boundary management, border theory, work-life spillover

Purpose:
The purpose of this study is to expand on and to nuance the understanding of the work-life balance literature and how at-home workers perceives work-life-balance.

Methodology:
The study has used a qualitative research method with an interpretative knowledge view in order to gain... (More)
Title:
The personal-time bankruptcy: A case study of how working-at-home employees justifies work-life imbalance by time-lending

Course:
BUSN49, Degree Project in Managing People, Knowledge and
Change – Master level, Business Administration.

Author:
Jonas Sennerstig

Advisor:
Jens Rennstam
Key words: Work-life-balance, at-home workers, technology, boundary less work, boundary management, border theory, work-life spillover

Purpose:
The purpose of this study is to expand on and to nuance the understanding of the work-life balance literature and how at-home workers perceives work-life-balance.

Methodology:
The study has used a qualitative research method with an interpretative knowledge view in order to gain in-depth understanding of the perception of work-life-balance by the individual. This has been done through in-depth semi structured interviews at a student Nation in Lund.

Theoretical perspectives:
The study takes its starting point in the existing work-life-balance literature but questions border and boundary theory, that is based on the assumption of work and non-work being physically separated, in order to further investigate how the lack of spatial separation between the two domains affects work-life-balance.

Conclusions:
The results of the study implicate that a lack of spatial distance between work and home has a significant impact on how work-life balance is perceived due to the difficulties to disengage from work and to establish boundaries between the two domains. Further, time-loans are found to be a technique used to obtain work-life-balance. The author argues that these loans also can take more extreme forms and introduces the concepts of “time-pawning” and “time-bankruptcy”. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Sennerstig, Jonas LU
supervisor
organization
course
BUSN49 20161
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Work-life-balance, at-home workers, technology, boundary less work, boundary management, border theory, work-life spillover
language
English
id
8903032
date added to LUP
2017-02-13 16:32:15
date last changed
2017-02-13 16:32:15
@misc{8903032,
  abstract     = {Title: 
The personal-time bankruptcy: A case study of how working-at-home employees justifies work-life imbalance by time-lending

Course: 
BUSN49, Degree Project in Managing People, Knowledge and
Change – Master level, Business Administration.

Author: 
Jonas Sennerstig

Advisor:
Jens Rennstam
Key words: Work-life-balance, at-home workers, technology, boundary less work, boundary management, border theory, work-life spillover

Purpose: 
The purpose of this study is to expand on and to nuance the understanding of the work-life balance literature and how at-home workers perceives work-life-balance.

Methodology: 
The study has used a qualitative research method with an interpretative knowledge view in order to gain in-depth understanding of the perception of work-life-balance by the individual. This has been done through in-depth semi structured interviews at a student Nation in Lund.

Theoretical perspectives: 
The study takes its starting point in the existing work-life-balance literature but questions border and boundary theory, that is based on the assumption of work and non-work being physically separated, in order to further investigate how the lack of spatial separation between the two domains affects work-life-balance.

Conclusions: 
The results of the study implicate that a lack of spatial distance between work and home has a significant impact on how work-life balance is perceived due to the difficulties to disengage from work and to establish boundaries between the two domains. Further, time-loans are found to be a technique used to obtain work-life-balance. The author argues that these loans also can take more extreme forms and introduces the concepts of “time-pawning” and “time-bankruptcy”.},
  author       = {Sennerstig, Jonas},
  keyword      = {Work-life-balance,at-home workers,technology,boundary less work,boundary management,border theory,work-life spillover},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The personal-time bankruptcy: A case study of how working-at-home employees justifies work-life imbalance by time-lending},
  year         = {2016},
}