Academic conference: Flexible working, the way of the future?

This event took place in London on the  22nd of May 2017

This workshop brought together  internationally renowned scholars from across different disciplines – e.g., economics, sociology, business, organisational studies – and across the world – such as the US, the Netherlands, Germany and the UK, to discuss key emerging themes surrounding flexible working. Each panel will include a policy stakeholder to ensure a more policy oriented discussion.


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Programme/ppt as hyperlinks


 Flexible working and the importance of workplace culture

 Flexible working and gender equality

  • Women’s employment patterns after childbirth and the perceived access to and use of flexitime and teleworking – Mariska van der Horst (Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Kent)
  • Workplace flexibility and family relationships among working parents – Jaesung Kim (University of Chicago)
  • Competing Work-Related Values Impacting Solo Self-Employed Women Knowledge workers’ Career Satisfaction: The Role of Work Autonomy and Time-Spatial Flexibility – Pascale Peters (Associate Professor of HRM, Radbound University Nijmegen)

 Flexible working and unintended consequences

 Roundtable discussion: Future of flexible working – research and policy agendas