Information and communication technologies (ICTs), including mobile technologies, have significant implications for the management of work-life balance (WLB) (e.g. Perrons, 2003) and thus for sustainable work practices within organizations and society at large. Boundary theory (Clark, 2000) argues that individuals maintain boundaries between role identities (e.g. parent, worker) within different social domains (e.g. family, work), and that they regularly have to transition between these domains. WLB may reflect the effectiveness of this transitioning. ICTs have significant implications for the management of these boundaries, particularly as they open up new areas for interaction through mobility and through the potential provision of a variety of easily available connections. In this paper, we report on the findings of 15 social entrepreneurs’ video and interview data. In particular, we explore and advance understanding of the individual experience of switching between roles and domains in relation to ICT use and connectivity.
|Title of host publication||30th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium|
|Subtitle of host publication||Reimagining, Rethinking, Reshaping: Orgnaizational Scholarship in Unsettled Times, Sub-theme 44: Organizing in a Connected World: Connectivity, Mobility and Digital Disruption|
|Place of Publication||Rotterdam|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2014|
|Event||European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium: Reimagining, Rethinking, Reshaping: Organizational Scholarship in Unsettled Times - Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands|
Duration: 3 Jul 2014 → 5 Jul 2014
Conference number: 30
|Conference||European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium|
|Period||3/07/14 → 5/07/14|
Chamakiotis, P., Symon, G., Whiting, R., & Roby, H. (2014). Transitions across Work-Life Boundaries in a Connected World: The Case of Social Entrepreneurs. In 30th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium: Reimagining, Rethinking, Reshaping: Orgnaizational Scholarship in Unsettled Times, Sub-theme 44: Organizing in a Connected World: Connectivity, Mobility and Digital Disruption Rotterdam.