Work, Family and Sustainability.

Online - July 6-7, 2021

Given the current circumstances, the conference will be held in an online format during the afternoons and evenings of July 6th and 7th CET.


Submission deadlines.

Please follow these guidelines for the proposal submission. Papers that are not prepared according to these instructions will NOT be reviewed.


March 1, 2021

Submit a 800-word short paper

April 1, 2021

Notification of acceptance

May 15, 2021

Submission deadline for accepted papers

June 25, 2021

Registration deadline

Conference Topics.


Work-Family and Well-Being


Work-Family and Remote Work


International Research: the Importance of Context


Work-Family Enrichment


Work-Family and Leadership


Coping and Decision-Making


Work-Family Policies and Culture


Work-Life and Women's Careers


Family Business Issues


Authors meet critics.

Scott Behson, PhD, is Professor of Management and Silberman Global Faculty Fellow at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is an expert in work and family issues and the author of The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home, a best-selling book of advice and encouragement for fathers trying to balance work and family. He founded and runs the popular blog, Fathers, Work, and Family, dedicated to helping working fathers and encouraging more family-supportive workplaces. He will present his new book The Whole-Person Workplace (forthcoming 2021), aimed at helping employers address the work-life challenges of their employees.

Alyssa Westring is Associate Professor of Management at Driehaus College of Business, DePaul University. She is co-author of Parents Who Lead: The Leadership Approach You Need to Parent with Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Create a Richer Life. An award-winning educator, Westring shares her expertise on leadership, work/life integration and women’s careers in leading academic and popular outlets and is a frequent speaker at Fortune 500 companies. She has two school-aged children and lives in Chicago.

Maria Karanika-Murray is Associate Professor in Occupational Health Psychology at the Department of Psychology, Nottingham Trent University, UK. Her research focuses on health, well-being, and performance at work including their management and has published on topics such as presenteeism, ageing, organisational interventions, and inequalities. At NTU she leads the Centre for Public and Psychosocial Health. She will present the book that she co-edited with Professor Sir Cary Cooper “Navigating the Return-to-Work Experience for New Parents: Maintaining Work-Family Well-Being“, for which they brought together internationally recognized experts in the field, from research, practice, and policy, to explore the issues and offer evidence-based solutions around return-to-work after having children.

Registration fees.

Students €50€180€325

Sustainable Development Goals.

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