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    Successful completion of a doctoral dissertation requires significant amounts of independent reading on the research topic. This allows the doctoral learner/researcher to become familiar with the scope of the topic and to identify gaps or tensions within the existing literature on the topic. These gaps and tensions become the source of the dissertation research. In this assignment, you will read and annotate potential sources in your dissertation field of interest. Those demonstrating the most merit to the best of your understanding of the topic at this time should be added to your RefWorks (or similar reference collection tool) list for potential inclusion in the literature review section of your dissertation.

    General Requirements:

    Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

    Locate the assignment submission for “Literature Review Resources” from your previous course. You will be adding to this document to begin building a running literature review.
    It is recommended that you engage in this activity throughout the duration of this course.
    Instructors will be scoring your submission based on the number of unique sources identified in the list submitted.
    Download the resource Literature Review Resources Tool and use it to complete the assignment.
    learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
    Refer to the resource, “Preparing Annotated Bibliographies,” located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style.

    Read at least 10 empirical articles in your general dissertation field that you have not read previously.

    In the “Literature Review Resources” document that you submitted in the previous course, provide the following for each source that you are adding to the document:

    The APA-formatted citation.
    A brief annotation of the key points of the source.
    An indication of whether the source has been added to (Y) or excluded from (N) your RefWorks (or similar reference collection tool) list.
    Highlight the additions to the document so your instructor can readily identify them.



Subject Research Methodology Pages 3 Style APA


Literature Review Resources


Article and Annotation



Gherardi, S. (2015). Authoring the female entrepreneur while talking the discourse of work–family life balance. International Small Business Journal33(6), 649-666. https://doi.org/10.1177/0266242614549780

This resource illustrates that work and family are separate and women should keep them in the balance as they will be adversely affected by any potential imbalance of work and life.



Munn, S. L., & Chaudhuri, S. (2016). Work–life balance: A cross-cultural review of dual-earner couples in India and the United States. Advances in Developing Human Resources18(1), 54-68. https://doi.org/10.1177/1523422315616342

This article provides a list of the various work-life issues of not only dual-earner couples, but also practices on India and the US which can aid in the management of work-life.



Alsos, G. A., Ljunggren, E., Carter, S., & Jørstad, M. O. (2016). Women, Family, and Entrepreneurship: Strategies for Managing Work-life Balance Challenges. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2016, No. 1, p. 16079). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management. https://doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2016.16079abstract

This resource illustrates that women entrepreneurs use business-related strategies, business-household strategies, and household-related strategies in ensuring work-life balance.



Kim, H. K. (2014). Work-life balance and employees’ performance: The mediating role of affective commitment. Global Business and Management Research6(1), 37. https://s3.amazonaws.com/academia.edu.documents/43950784/Kim.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAIWOWYYGZ2Y53UL3A&Expires=1531733462&Signature=QZ993kUH3ZYt5DjrtxCuGyxSaLY%3D&response-content-disposition=inline%3B%20filename%3DWork-Life_Balance_and_Employees_Performa.pdf

The experience of employees on work-life balance increases not only their commitment, but also has a positive influence on their in-role performance.



Kimura, D. (2016). Work and Life Balance “if We Are not Happy Both in Work and out of Work, We Cannot provide Happiness to Others”. Frontiers in pediatrics4, 9. https://doi.org/10.3389/fped.2016.00009

The author in this article provides personal experiences of physicians in relation to work-life balance. The conclusions made is that physicians should show leadership as their aim is to provide happiness to others.



Alegre, J., & Pasamar, S. (2018). Firm innovativeness and work-life balance. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management30(4), 421-433. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537325.2017.1337091

This article presents a new approach to work-life balance which is pegged on motivation, engagement, and workplace creativity.



Brown, W. S., & Palvia, P. (2015). International Journal of Mobile Communications13(3), 317-338. Are mobile devices threatening your work-life balance? https://doi.org/10.1504/IJMC.2015.069128

This article proves that the use of mobile devices influences productivity, the flexibility of the work structure, as well as work-life balance.


Suifan, T. S., Abdallah, A. B., & Diab, H. (2016). The influence of work life balance on turnover intention in private hospitals: The mediating role of work life conflict. European Journal of Business and Management, ISSN, 2222-1905. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ayman_Abdallah4/publication/312188465_The_Influence_of_Work_Life_Balance_on_Turnover_Intention_in_Private_Hospitals_The_Mediating_Role_of_Work_Life_Conflict/links/5874f6b408ae329d62203357.pdf

The support of the manager is a work-life balance practice which has a direct negative impact on the turnover intentions.



Oludayo, O. A., Falola, H. O., Obianuju, A., & Demilade, F. (2018). Work-Life Balance Initiative as a Predictor of Employees’ Behavioral Outcomes. Academy of Strategic Management Journal. https://www.abacademies.org/articles/worklife-balance-initiative-as-a-predictor-of-employees-behavioural-outcomes-6923.html

The use of flexible work arrangement, dependent care activities, social support for the employees, and work leave engagement can result in effective work-life balance.



Haar, J. M., Russo, M., Suñe, A., & Ollier-Malaterre, A. (2014). Outcomes of work–life balance on job satisfaction, life satisfaction and mental health: A study across seven cultures. Journal of Vocational Behavior85(3), 361-373. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2014.08.010

This resource provides that high levels of work-life balance is beneficial to employees irrespective of their culture and is associated with job and life satisfaction.








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