2015 Kanter Lecture

Adopting Work-Life Policies Around the World: What Motivates Employers?

• Thursday, September, 2015 11:00 a.m
• Krannert Auditorium, Room 140
• Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
•Ariane Ollier-Malaterre, PhD, Professor, School of Management Science, Université du Québec à Montréal

What drives employers to implement policies supporting leaves, flexible work arrangements, and dependent care beyond what is mandated: the economy, or institutional pressures? In one of the first studies to examine interaction effects between country- and employer-level level variables, Dr. Ollier-Malaterre’s 2014 Kanter Award Winning research examines the role of public policies, unemployment rates, and the cultural centrality of work in employers’ adoption of work-life policies, and explores which types of employers are most sensitive to these country-level factors.

The Kanter Lecture Series is free and open to the public.


The Center for Families
Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence
Krannert School of Management
Department of Psychological Sciences
Department of Human Development and Family Studies