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Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal

ISSN: 1352-7606

Online from: 1994

Subject Area: International Business

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Workplace stress and well-being across cultures: research and practice

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Title:Workplace stress and well-being across cultures: research and practice
Author(s):Ronald J. Burke, (York University, Toronto, Canada)
Citation:Ronald J. Burke, (2010) "Workplace stress and well-being across cultures: research and practice", Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, Vol. 17 Iss: 1, pp.5 - 9
Keywords:Cross-cultural studies, Personal health, Stress
Article type:Conceptual paper
DOI:10.1108/13527601011016871 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Acknowledgements:Preparation of this special issue was supported in part by York University.

Purpose – This paper aims to raise some important questions for cross-cultural research on occupational stress and well-being and sets the stage for the five papers in the special issue.

Design/methodology/approach – This paper reviews some previous literature on cross-cultural understanding of occupational stress and well-being, why such research is difficult to undertake, and summarizes the five original manuscripts that comprise this special issue.

Findings – Manuscripts in this special issue represent authors from several countries and report data collected from over a dozen countries. Some contributions attempt to replicate previous North American and European research findings in other countries while others undertake comparative studies of two or more countries.

Originality/value – It is important to undertake more cross-cultural comparative research of the effects of occupational stress and well-being to determine whether any boundary conditions exist for previous results based in North American and European samples. In addition, future research should include assessments of some national culture values.

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