Between the devil and the deep blue sea(m): A case study exploring the borders between work and life domains described by women in the U.S. fashion industry

AshEse Journal of Business Management                                                                  

Vol. 1(2), pp. 017-027, July, 2015

ISSN: 2059-7835  

© 2015 AshEse Visionary Limited

 

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Laura E. McAndrews1* and Jung E. Ha-Brookshire2  
1Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors, University of Georgia, USA. 2Department of Textile and Apparel Management, University of Missouri, USA.  
*Corresponding author. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
 
The study explored the border management between work and life domains as described by women working in the U.S. fashion industry. Clark’s (2000) work-family border theory lent to the study a framework for how people manage and negotiate their work and family domains and the borders between domains. The interpretation from a qualitative case study approach, which triangulated semi-structured interviews and field observations of five women working in the fashion industry in New York City and Philadelphia revealed two theme categories: (a) grand view triggering events and effects and (b) every day triggering events and effects. Implications derived from the results offer several important opportunities. Corporate human resource departments may want to utilize the study’s findings to cultivate a work environment that may be more sustainable in the long term with reasonable work expectations and more supportive role models.  
 
Key words: Work-life balance, fashion industry, gender roles. 

Financial performance of Maharatna central public sector enterprises in India: A case study of BHEL

AshEse Journal of Business Management                                                                  

Vol. 1(2), pp. 010-016, July, 2015  

ISSN: 2059-7835

© 2015 AshEse Visionary Limited

 

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 Debasish Sur1* and Kaushik Chakraborty2  
1Department of Commerce, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan, West Bengal, India. 2Department of Commerce, Netaji Mahavidyalaya, Arambagh, Hooghly, West Bengal, India.  
*Corresponding author. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Tel: 09432884673  
Received May, 2015; Accepted June, 2015  
 
The role played by the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) towards the development of the Indian economy can never be ignored. The country’s growth story, in fact, has strong roots in the form of contributions made by the CPSEs over the years. Since the early 1990s, with the opening up of Indian economy, the Public Enterprises have been exposed to competition from domestic as well as multinational companies. In this backdrop, some studies have been conducted on the analysis of financial performance of Indian Public Enterprises in the recent past. But virtually no comprehensive study has been carried out to deal with the matter relating to the financial performance of the Maharatna CPSEs in India in the recent times considering all the major parameters of financial performance. Only a very few studies on the issue have been carried out in the recent past in which any one or two aspects of financial performance have been taken into consideration. In order to bridge the gap the present study has been conducted in which all the major dimensions of financial performance of Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., the only “Maharatna” CPSE in the Indian power equipment manufacturing sector have been analyzed during the period 2004/2005 to 2013/2014. While making this analysis, relevant statistical measures have been used.  
 
Keywords: Maharatna, central public sector enterprises, financial performance, liquidity, working capital management, fixed assets management, profitability, value generating capability. 

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