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Ellen Kossek

Ellen Kossek

Basil S. Turner Professor of Management & Research Director Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership
Organizational Behavior/Human Resources


Ph.D. Yale University, Organizational Behavior
M.B.A., The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Human Resources
B.A., Mount Holyoke College, So.Hadley, Mass., Psychology with honors


Ellen Ernst Kossek is the Basil S. Turner Professor at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management and Research Director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence with a courtesy appointment in Psychological Sciences.  She holds educational degrees from Yale University (Ph.D in organizational behavior), the University of Michigan (MBA in human resources); and Mount Holyoke College (with honors in psychology). In 2016-2017, she was a Fellow for Purdue University in the Big Ten Alliance Academic Leadership Program. Her research has won awards including the Rosabeth Moss Kanter award for research excellence, the Families and Work Institutes' Work-Life Legacy award for helping to build or advance the work-life movement and the Academy of Management's Gender and Diversity Division's Sage Scholarly achievement award for advancing understanding of gender and diversity in organizations. She was the first elected president of the Work-Family Researchers Network, a founding member of the Work Family Health Network and elected a Fellow in the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She was elected to serve on the Academy of Management's board of governors, and Chair, of the Gender & Diversity in Organizations Division. She has won grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the U. S. National Institues of Health, and the Russell Sage Foundations. She has won distinguished faculty teaching awards for multiple years at Purdue. She has been invited to give keynote speeches to managers, scholars, students and policymakers in over a dozen countries.  Prior to becoming a chaired professor at Purdue, she was awarded the rank of University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University. She has been a visiting scholar at Kings' College London, Harvard Business School, the University of Adelaide, Australia, and the University of Michigan's Institute of Social Research, and Center for Education of Women (awarded a Jean Campbell Fellowship).  She has work experience in international and strategic human resource management working in Asia, Europe and the U.S. for Hitachi, IBM & GTE. Dr. Kossek works globally to advance knowledge on gender and diversity, employment practices to support work and family, and the development of leader and positive workplace cultures to support well-being and productivity. Her research has been featured in national and international media such as the Financial Times, National Public Radio, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes magazine, Time magazine, Marketplace, and the Washington Post. 

Here are several links on some gender and diversity inclusion leader and organizational development projects

Forthcoming Publications

  • Kossek, E., Petty, R., Bodner, T., Perrigino, M., Hammer, L., Yragui, N., Michel, J. Lasting impression: Transformational leadership style and family supportive supervisor behaviors as job resources for mental health and performance. Occupational Health Science,
  • Steihl, E., Kossek, E. E., Leana, C. , Keller, Q A Multi-level Model of Care Flow: Examining the Generation and Spread of Care in Organizations. Organizational Psychology Review,
  • Marino M, Killerby M, Lee S, Klein LC, Moen P, Olson R, Kossek E. E., King R, Erickson L, Berkman L.F., Buxton O.M. The Effects of a Cluster Randomized Controlled Workplace Intervention on Sleep and Work-Family Conflict Outcomes in an Extended Care Setting. Sleep Health,

Journal Articles

  • Gatrell, C., Cooper, C. & Kossek, E. E. (2017). Maternal Bodies as Taboo at Work: New Perspectives on the Marginalizing of Senior Women in Organizations. Academy of Management Perspectives, vol. 31 (3), 239-252.
  • Kossek, E. E., Thompson, R. J., Lawson, K. M., Bodner, T. , Perrigino, M. , Hammer, L. B., Buxton, O. M., Almeida, D. M., Moen, P. ,Hurtado, D., Wipfli, B., Berkman, L. F., Bray, J. W. (2017). Caring for the Elderly at Work and Home: Can a Randomized Organizational Intervention Improve Psychological Health?. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology,
  • Kossek, E. E., & Lautsch, B. (2017). Work-Life Flexibility for Whom? Occupational Status and Work-Life Inequality in Upper, Middle, and Lower Level Jobs. Academy of Management Annals, | Related Website |
  • Wilson, K., Baumann, H., Matta, F. , Illes, R. & Kossek, E. (2017). Misery Loves Company: An Investigation of Couple's Interrole Conflict Congruence. Academy of Management Journal, doi: 10.5465/amj.2016.0395.
  • Lee, S., Davis, K. D., McHale, S. M., Kelly, E., Kossek, E., & Crouter, A. C. ( (2017). When Mothers’ Work Matters for Youths’ Daily Time Use: Implications of Evening and Weekend Shifts. Journal of Child and Family Studies, | Download |
  • DePasquale, N., Mogle, J., Zarit, S.H., Okechukwu, C.A., Kossek, E.E., & Almeida, D.M. (2017). The family time squeeze: Perceived family time adequacy buffers work strain in certified nursing assistants with multiple caregiving roles. The Gerontologist,
  • Sin, N., Almedia, D., Crain, T., Kossek, E., Berkman, L., Buxton, O. (2017). Bidirectional, Temporal Associations of Sleep with Positive Events, Affect, and Stressors in Daily Life Across a Week. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, | Download |
  • Kossek, E. E. & Perrigino, M. (2016). Resilience: A Review Using a Grounded Integrative Occupational Approach. Academy of Management Annals, vol. 10 (1), 729-797.
  • Kossek, Ellen Ernst (2016). Implementing Organizational Work-Life Interventions: Toward a Triple Bottom Line. International Journal of Community Work and Family, vol. 19 242-256.
  • Okechukwu, C. A., Kelly, E., Bacic, J., DePasquale, N., Hurtado, D., Kossek, E., & Sembajwe, G. (2016). Supporting employees' work-family needs improves health care quality: Longitudinal evidence from long-term care. Social Science Medicine,
  • Kossek, E.E., Pisczcek, M. McAlpine, K. Hammer, L. Burke L. (2016). Filling the Holes: Work Schedulers as Job Crafters of Employment Practice in Long-Term Health Care. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, vol. 69 (4), 961-960.
  • Kossek, Ellen Ernst (2016). Managing Work Life Boundaries in the Digital Age. Organizational Dynamics, vol. 45 (3), 258-270. | Related Website |
  • Kossek, E., E, Su, Rong, Wu, L. (2016). Opting-Out” Or “Pushed-Out”? Integrating Perspectives on Women’s Career Equality for Gender Inclusion and Interventions. Journal of Management, | Related Website |
  • Aguinis, H. , Davis, G., Detert, J., Glynn, M., Jackson, S., Kochan, T., Kossek, E. E., Leana, C., Lee, T., Morrison, M., Pearce, J., Pfeffer, J., Rousseau, D., Sutcliffe, K. (2016). Using Organizational Science Research to Address U.S. Federal Agencies’ Management and Labor Needs. Behavioral Science & Policy, vol. 2 (2), 67–76.. | Download |
  • Kossek, E., Huang, J., Piszczek, M., Fleenor, J., Ruderman, M. (2015). Rating Expatriate Leader Effectiveness in Multisource Feedback Systems: Cultural Distance and Hierarchical Effects. Human Resources Management,
  • Kossek, E., Thompson, R., Lautsch, B. (2015). Balanced Flexibility: Avoiding the Traps. California Management Review, vol. 57 3-25.
  • Kossek, E. E. (2015). Capturing Social- Cultural Influences: Relating Individual Work-Life Experiences to Context. International Journal of Community Work and Family, | Download |
  • Moen, P.,...Kossek, E. (2015). Does a Flexibility/Support Organizational Initiative Improve High Tech Employees’ Well-Being. American Sociological Review,
  • Lippold, M., McHale, S., Davis, K., Kossek, E.y (2015). Day-to-Day Inconsistency in Parental Knowledge: Links with Youth Health and Parents' Stress. Journal of Adolescent Health,
  • Moen, P., Kaduk, A., Kossek, E., Hammer, L., Buxton, O., O'Donnell, E., Almeida, D., Fox, K., Tranby E., Oakes, J. M., Casper L. Gex (2015). Is Work Family Conflict a Multi-Level Stressor Linking Job Conditions to Mental Health: Evidence from the Work Family Health Network. Work and Family in the New Economy Research in the Sociology of Work, vol. 26 177 217. | Download |
  • Kossek, E., Ollier-Malaterre, A., Lee, M., D., Picher, S. & Hall, D.T (2015). Line Managers Rationales for Professionals Reduced load Work in Embracing and Ambivalent Organizations. Human Resource Management, DOI:10.1002/hrm. | Download |
  • Lam, J., Fox, K., Fan, W., Moen, P., Kelly, E., Hammer, L. Kossek, E (2015). Manager Characteristics and Employee Job Insecurity around a Merger Announcement: The Role of Status and Crossover. The Sociology Quarterly, vol. 56 558-580.
  • Hammer, L.B., Johnson, R.C., Crain, T.L., Bodner T., Kossek E.E., Davis, K.D., Kelly, E.L., Buxton, O.M., Karuntzos, G., Chosewood, C., Berkman, L (2015). Intervention Effects on Safety Compliance and Citizenship Behaviors: Evidence from the Work, Family, and Health Study. Journal of Applied Psychology,
  • Greenhaus, J. & Kossek, E. E. (2014). The Contemporary Career: A Work-Home Perspective. Annual Review Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 1:18.1–18.28. | Download |
  • Kossek, E., Hammer, L., Kelly, E., Moen, P. (2014). Designing Organizational Work, Family & Health Change Initiatives.. Organizational Dynamics, vol. 43 53-63. | Download |
  • Berg, P., Kossek, E., Misra, K., Belman, D. (2014). Do unions matter for work-life flexibility policy access and use?. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, vol. 67 (1), 111-136. | Download |
  • Kelly, E., Moen, P., Oakes, M., Fan, W., Okechukwu, C., Davis, K., Hammer, L., Kossek, E., King, R., Hansen, G., Mierzwa, F., Casper, L. (2014). Changing Work and Work-Family Conflict: Evidence from the Work-Family Health Network. American Sociological Review, 1-32.
  • Crain, T., Hammer, L., Bodner, T., Kossek, E., Moen, P., Lilienthal, R., Buxton,O (2014). Work-Family Conflict, Family-Supportive Supervisor Behaviors (FSSB), and Sleep Outcomes. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, vol. 19 (2), 155–167.
  • Kossek, E. E. & Burke, L. (2014). Developing Occupational and Family Resilience in U.S. Migrant Farm Workers: Future Research and Policy Themes. Social Research Journal, vol. 51 (2), 359-372..
  • Hall, T., Kossek, E., Briscoe, J., Pichler, S., Lee, M. (2013). Nonwork orientations relative to career: A multi-dimensional measure. Journal of Vocational Behavior, vol. 83 539-550. | Download |
  • Hammer, L. B., Ernst Kossek, E., Bodner, T., & Crain, T. (2013). Measurement Development and Validation of the Family Supportive Supervisor Behavior Short-Form (FSSB-SF). Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, | Download |
  • Berg, P., Kossek, E., Baird, M & Belman, D.. (2013). Collective bargaining and public policy: Pathways to work-family policy adoption in Australia and the United States. European Management Journal, | Download |
  • Ollier- Malaterre, A, Valcour, M., den Dulk, L,, Kossek, E. E. (2013). Theorizing national context to develop comparative work–life research: A review and research agenda. European Management Journal, | Download |
  • Kossek, E.E., Kaillaith, T., & Kaillaith, P. (2012). Achieving employee wellbeing in a changing work environment: An expert commentary on current scholarship. International Journal of Manpower, vol. 33 738-753. | Download |
  • Hall, D., Lee, M, Kossek, E. & Las Heras, M (2012). Pursuing career success while sustaining personal and family well being: A study of reduced-load professionals over time. Journal of Social Issues, | Download |
  • Kossek, E., Ruderman, M., Braddy, P., Hannum, K. (2012). Work-nonwork boundary management profiles: A person-centered approach. Journal of Vocational Behavior, vol. 81 112-128. | Download |
  • Kossek, E. & Lautsch, B. (2012). Work-family boundary management styles in organizations: A cross-level model. Organizational Psychology Review, vol. 2 (2), 152-171. | Download |
  • Lautsch, B. & Kossek, E. (2011). Managing a blended workforce: Supervising telecommuters and non-telecommuters. Organizational Dynamics, vol. 40 10-17. | Download |
  • Litrico, J B. Lee M. D. Kossek, E. (2011). Cross-level dynamics between changing organizations and career patterns of reduced-load professionals. Organization Studies, vol. 32 1678 - 1697. | Download |
  • Kossek, E. E., Baltes, B. B., & Matthews, R. A. (2011). Innovative ideas on how Work-Family research can have more impact.. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, vol. 4 426-432. | Download |
  • Hammer, L. B., Kossek, E. E., Bodner, T., Anger, K. & Zimmerman, K. (2011). Clarifying work-family intervention processes: The roles of work-family conflict and family supportive supervisor behaviors. Journal of Applied Psychology, vol. 96 134-150. | Download |
  • Kossek, E., Pichler, S., Bodner, T. & Hammer, L. (2011). Workplace social support and work-family conflict: A meta-analysis clarifying the influence of general and work-family specific supervisor and organizational support. Personnel Psychology, (64), 289-313. | Download |
  • Lee, M, Kossek, E., Hall, D., Litrico, J. (2011). Entangled strands: A process perspective on the evolution of careers in the context of personal, family, work, and community life. Human Relations, vol. 64 1531 - 1553. | Download |
  • Kossek, E. E., Baltes, B. B., & Matthews, R. A. (2011). How work-family research can finally have an impact in the workplace. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, (4), 352-369. | Download |
  • Kossek, E., Lewis, S. & Hammer, L. (2010). Work-Life initiatives and organizational change: Overcoming mixed messages to move from the margin to the mainstream. Human Relations, vol. 63 1-17. | Download |
  • Lautsch, B. & Kossek, E. (2009). Supervisory approaches and paradoxes in managing telecommuting implementation. Human Relations, (62), 795 - 827.
  • Hammer, L. , Kossek, E., Yragui, N. Bodner, T., Hansen, G. (2009). Development and validation of a multi-dimensional scale of family supportive supervisor behaviors, (FSSB). Journal of Management, (35), 837-856. | Download |
  • Lirio, P. Lee, M., Williams, M. Haugen, M. & Kossek, E. (2008). The inclusion challenge with reduced-load professionals: The role of the manager. Human Resource Management Journal, (47), 443- 461.
  • Kossek, E. & Hammer, L. (2008). Work/Life training for supervisors gets big results. Harvard Business Review, 36.
  • Ryan. A. & Kossek, E. (2008). Work-life policy implementation: Breaking down or creating barriers to inclusiveness. Human Resource Management Journal, (47), 295-310.
  • Kossek, E. & Lee, M. (2008). Implementing a reduced-workload arrangement to retain high talent: A case study. Journal of Managerial Psychology, (11), 49-64.
  • Kossek, E. Pichler, S., Meece, D., Barratt, M. (2008). Family, friend and neighbor child care providers and maternal well-being in low income systems: An ecological social perspectiive. Journal of Organizational and Occupational Psychology, (89), 369-391. | Download |
  • Friede, A., Kossek, E., Lee, M., & MacDermid , S. (2008). Human resource manager insights on creating and sustaining successful reduced-load work arrangements,. Human Resource Management Journal, (47), 707- 727. | Download |
  • Van Dyne, L, Kossek, E. & Lobel, S. (2007). Less need to be there: Cross level effects of work practices that support work-life flexibility and enhance group processes and group-level OCB. Human Relations, vol. 60 1123- 1153. | Download |
  • Kossek, E., Lautsch, B. & Eaton, S. (2006). Telecommuting, control, and boundary management: correlates of policy use and practice, job control, and work-family effectiveness. Journal of Vocational Behavior, vol. 68 347-367. | Download |
  • Kossek, E., Huber, M. & Lerner, J,. (2003). Sustaining economic and psychological well-being of mothers on public assistance: individual deficit and social structural accounts. Journal of Vocational Behavior, (62), 155-175. | Download |
  • Palthe, J. & Kossek, E, (2003). The role of organizational subcultures and employment modes in the translation of HR strategy into HR practice. Journal of Organizational Change Management,, vol. 16 287-308. | Download |
  • Kossek, E., Markel , K. & McHugh, P. (2003). Increasing diversity as a HR change strategy. Journal of Organizational Change Management,, vol. 16 328-352.
  • Kossek, E., Noe, R., & Colquitt, J. (2001). Caregiving Decisions, well-being and performance: The effects of place and provider as a function of dependent type and work-family climates. Academy of Management Journal, vol. 44 29-44. | Download |
  • Kossek, E. E., Ozeki, Cynthia, Kosier Wasson, D. (2001). Wellness incentives: Lessons learned about organizational change. Human Resource Planning Journal, vol. 24 24-36.
  • Kossek, E. E. & Ozeki, C. (1999). Bridging the work-family policy and productivity gap. International Journal of Community Work and Family, vol. 1 7-32.
  • Huber, M. & Kossek, E. (1999). Community distress and welfare exits: The under-examined factor for families in the United States. International Journal of Community Work and Family, vol. 2 205-218.
  • Kossek, E. E., Barber, A., & Winters, D, (1999). Using flexible schedules in the managerial world: The power of peers. Human Resource Management Journal, vol. 38 36-46.
  • Kossek, E. E., Noe, E. & DeMarr, B. (1999). Work-family role synthesis: individual, family and organizational determinants. International Journal of Conflict Resolution, (10), 102-129. | Download |
  • Kossek, E. E. & Ozeki, C. (1998). Work- family conflict, policies, and the job-life satisfaction relationship: A review and directions for organizational behavior/human resources research. Journal of Applied Psychology, vol. 83 139-149. | Download |
  • Kossek, E. E., Roberts, K., Fisher, S., & DeMarr, B. (1998). Career self-management: A quasi-experimental assessment of a training intervention. Personnel Psychology, vol. 51 935-962.
  • Roberts, K., Kossek, E. & Ozeki, C. (1998). Managing a global workforce: Challenges, strategies & solutions. Academy of Management Executive, vol. 12 93-106.
  • Correa, Mary, Klein, E., Stone, W., Astrachan, J., Kossek, E. E., and M. Komarraju. (1998). Reactions to women in authority. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, vol. 24 219-233.
  • Cutcher-Gershenfeld, J., Kossek, E. E., Sandling, H. (1997). Managing multiple concurrent change initiatives: Integrating quality and work/family strategies. Organizational Dynamics, vol. 25 21-36.
  • Kossek, E. E., Huber-Yoder, M., Castellino, D. Lerner, J. (1997). The working poor: Locked out of careers and the organizational mainstream?. Academy of Management Executive, 76-92.
  • Klein, E., Astrachan, J., Kossek, E. E. (1996). Leadership education: The impact of managerial level and gender on learning. Journal of Managerial Psychology, vol. 11 31-40.
  • Kossek, E. E., Dass, P. & DeMarr, B. (1994). The dominant logic of employer-sponsored childcare: human resource managers' institutional role.. Human Relations, vol. 47 1121-1149.
  • Kossek, E., Young, W., & Gash, D. (1994). Waiting for innovation in the human resources department: Godot implements a human resource information system.. Human Resource Management Journal, vol. 33 (1), 135-159.
  • Kossek, E. & Zonia, S. (1994). The effects of race and ethnicity on perceptions of human resource policies and climate regarding diversity.. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, vol. 8 319-334.
  • Kossek, E., & Block, R. (1993). The employer as social arbiter: Considerations in limiting involvement with off-the-job behavior. Journal of Employee Rights and Responsibilities, vol. 6 139-156.
  • Kossek, E. & Zonia, S. (1993). Assessing diversity climate: A field study of reactions to employer efforts to promote diversity. Journal of Organizational Behavior, vol. 14 61-81. | Download |
  • Kossek, E. E., DeMarr, B., Ross K., and Kollar, M. (1993). Assessing employee's elder care needs and reactions to dependent care benefits. Public Personnel Management Journal, vol. 24 617-638.
  • Kossek, E. & Nichol, V. (1992). The effects of employer-sponsored child care on employee attitudes and performance.. Personnel Psychology, vol. 45 485-509.
  • Klein, E., Astrachan, J., Kossek, E. E. (1992). Affective reactions of managers to leadership education: An exploration of the same gender effect. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, vol. 28 102-117.
  • Kossek, E. E. (1990). Diversity in child care assistance needs: Problems, preferences, and work-related outcomes. Personnel Psychology, vol. 43 769-791.
  • Kossek, E. E. & Grace, P. (1990). Taking a strategic view of employee day care assistance: A cost- benefit model.. Human Resource Management Planning Journal, vol. 13 189-202.
  • Kossek, E. E. (1990). Why many HR programs fail. Personnel, 50-53.
  • Kossek, E. E. (1989). The acceptance of human resources innovation by multiple constituencies. Personnel Psychology, vol. 42 263-281.
  • Klein, E., Stone, W., Correa, M., Astrachan, J., Kossek, E. E. (1989). Dimensions of experiential learning at group relation’s conferences. Social Psychiatry, vol. 24 241-248.
  • Kossek, E. E. (1987). Human resource management innovation. Human Resource Management Journal, vol. 26 71-92.

Conference Proceedings

  • Lee, M. Kossek, E. & Baitaille, C. (2007). Making flexibility work: The manager’s perspective on implementation of reduced-load work arrangements,. Saskatchewan, Canada. vol. 1


  • Ruderman, M., Braddy, P., Hannum, K. & Kossek, E.E. (2013). Managing Your Whole Life. Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • Gattrell, C., C. Cooper, C. & E. Kossek (2010). Women and Management. Edward Elgar Publishing, U.K. & Northhampton, Mass..
  • Kossek, E. & Lautsch, B. (2008). CEO of Me: Creating a Life That Works in the Flexible Job Age. Pearson/ Wharton School Publishing, New Jersey.
  • Kossek, E. & Block, R. (2005). Managing Human Resources in the 21st Century: From Core Concepts to Strategic Choice. Southwestern Publishing, Cincinatti, Ohio.
  • Kossek, E. & Lambert, S. (2005). he Handbook of Work-Family: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives, Methods, and Approaches. LEA Press/Taylor & Francis, New York, NY.
  • Kossek, E. E. (1989). The Acceptance of Human Resource Innovation: Lessons for Managers. Quorum Press, Westport, CT..

Book (edited)

  • Pitt-Catsouphes, M., Kossek, E. E., Sweet, S., (2007). The Handbook of Work-Family: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives, Methods, and Approache. LEA Press/Taylor & Francis, New York, NY.
  • Kossek, E. & Lobel, S. (2006). Managing Diversity: Human Resource Strategies for Transforming the Workplace. Blackwell, Oxford, U.K..
  • Kossek, E.E. (1991). Child Care Challenges for Employers. LRP Press, Fort Washington, PA.

Book Chapters

  • Kossek, E., Odle-Dusseau, H. and Hammer, L. (2017). Family supportive supervision around the globe. Cambridge Industrial and Organizational Psychology Series, | Download |
  • Thompson, R. & Kossek, E. E. (2017). Workplace Flexibility: Strategies to help organizations navigate global expansion. Cambridge Industrial and Organizational Psychology Series,
  • Kossek, E. (2017). The Work, Family & Health Network intervention: Core elements and customization for diverse occupational health contexts. APA, Wash., DC. 181-215. | Download Download |
  • Kossek, E. E., Petty, R. A, Michel, J. S., Bodner, T. B., Yragui, N., Perrigino, M., Hammer, L. (2017). Work-Family Subcultures: Workgroup Multilevel Influences on Family Supportive Supervisor Behaviors (Fssb) Affecting Individual Sleep Quality and Safety Performance. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 62-85.. | Related Website |
  • Kossek, E. & Thompson, R. (2016). Workplace Flexibility: Integrating Employer and Employee Perspectives to Close the Research-Practice Implementation Gap. Oxford Handbook Work and Family, DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199337538.013.19.
  • Hammer, L. Demsky, D., Kossek, E. Bray, J (2016). Work Family Intervention Research. Oxford Handbook of Work and Family, DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199337538.013.27. | Download |
  • Kossek, E. (2015). Forward. Gender and the Work Family Experience, Springer. | Download |
  • Westring, A., Kossek, E, Pichler, S., Ryan, A. (2015). Beyond Policy Adoption: Factors Influencing Organizational Support for Reduced-load Work Arrangements. Research in Careers series; Striving for Balance: Putting Work and Life in Focus." JAI Press, 1-24.
  • Kossek, E. E., Valcour, M., Lirio, P. (2014). The sustainable workforce: Organizational strategies for promoting work-life balance and well-being. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK & NY. 295-318.. | Download |
  • Kossek, E, & Ollier-Malaterre, A. (2013). Work-family policies: Linking national contexts, organizational practice and people for multi-level change. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, U.K.. | Download |
  • Kossek, E. & Ruderman, M. (2012). Work-family flexibility and the employment relationship. Taylor and Francis, New York, NY. 223-253. | Download |
  • King RB, Karuntzos GT, Casper LM, Moen P, Davis KD, Berkman L, Durham M & Kossek EE. (2012). Work-Family Balance Issues and Work-Leave Policies. Springer, New York, NY. 323-329. | Download |
  • Leana, C. & Kossek, E. (2012). Positive Organizational Change by and for the Working Poorr. Routledge, New York, NY.
  • Kossek, E.E & Michel, J.S. (2011). Flexible work schedules. American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.. 535-572. | Download |
  • Kossek, E. & Distelberg, B. (2009). Work and family employment policy for a transformed work force: trends and themes. Urban Institute Press, Wash., D.C.. 1-51. | Download |
  • Kossek, E., Lautsch, B. & Eaton, S. (2009). Good teleworking”: Under what conditions does teleworking enhance employees’ well-being?. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.. 148-173. | Download |
  • Kelly, E., Kossek, E., Hammer, L. Durham, M. , Bray, J., Chermack, K., Murphy, L. , Kaskubar, D. (2008). Getting there from here: research on the effects of work-family initiatives on work-family conflict and business outcomes,. Academy of Management/Taylor & Francis, New York, NY. 305-349. | Download |
  • Kossek, E. & Misra, K. (2008). Nonwork influences on work motivation. SIOP Frontiers, Taylor & Francis/ LEA Press, New York, NY. 471-500.
  • Kossek, E. & Van Dyne, L. (2008). Face time matters: A cross level model of how work life flexibility influences work performance of individuals and groups. Elsevier, Ltd, Amersterdam. 305-330.
  • Hammer, L. B., Kossek, E. E., Zimmerman, K., & Daniels, R. (2007). Clarifying the construct of family supportive supervisory behaviors (FSSB): A Multilevel perspective. Elsevier, Ltd, Amersterdam. 171-211.
  • Kossek, E. & Pichler, S. (2006). EEO and the management of diversity.. Oxford Press, Oxford, U.K.. 251-272.
  • Kossek, E. & Lobel., S. (2006). Human resource strategies to manage diversity. Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA. 53-74.
  • Block, R., Malin, M., Kossek, E., Holt, A. (2006). The legal and administrative context of work and family policies in the U.S., Canada and the European Union.. Psychology Press/Taylor & Francis, New York, NY.
  • Belman, D. & Kossek, E. (2006). Minority and majority truck owner-operators: entrepreneur or galvanized employees?. Information Age Publishing, Greenwich, CT. 189-222.
  • Lee, M. , Lirio, P., Karakas, F., MacDermid , S., Buck, M & Kossek, E. (2006). Exploring career and personal outcomes and the meaning of career success among part-time professionals in organizations. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, U.K.. 284-309.
  • Kossek, E. (2006). Work and Family In America: Growing Tensions Between Employment Policy And A Changing Workforce. A Thirty Year Perspective. Palgrave MacMilllin, New York, NY. 53-72.
  • Kossek, E. (2005). Workplace policies and practices to support work and families.. Erlbaum Press, New Jersey. 97-116.
  • Kossek, E., Meece, D. R., Barratt, P, Prince, E. (2005). U.S. Latino migrant farm workers: managing acculturative stress and conserving work-family resources.. Erlbaum Press/Taylor & Francis, New York, NY. 47-70.
  • Kossek, E. (2000). Learning From the working poor and welfare reform: paradoxes in promoting employability. Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K.. 183-198.
  • Klein, E., Kossek, E. & Astrachan, J. (1998). The organization woman: Reflections of society in the workplace. Psychosocial Press, Madison, CT. 279-296.
  • Kossek, E. E. (1998). Organizational payback from work/life policies. Jossey-Bass, San Fransisco.
  • Gash, D. & Kossek, E. E. (1990). Understanding end user training as a lever for strategic organizational change. de Grunter, New York. 229-254.

Book Review

  • Nieuwenhuis, R. & Kossek, E. (2017). Work-Life Balance in Times of Recession and Austerity. Community, Work & Family,

Research In Progress

  • Ellen Ernst Kossek Agile Careers, Work Life and Leadership. | Download |

Other Publications

  • Richie B (2018). 2018’s Most & Least Ethnically Diverse Cities in the U.S.. | Related Website |
  • Kossek, E. Vita. | Download |
  • Joelle Jay Three Ways to Balance Your LIfe. | Related Website |
  • Office of Inspector General U.S. Postal Service Flexibility at Work: Human Resource Strategies to Help the Postal Service. | Download |
  • Emily Zuckerman & Lisa Stewart Creating the Sustainable Workplace; An Interview with Ellen Kossek. | Related Website | Download |
  • Eve Tahmincioglu Work Life Innovators Honored. | Related Website |
  • Lee, M. D., & Kossek, E. E, Crafting Lives That Work: A Six Year Retrospective on Reduced-Load Work in the Careers and Lives of Professionals and Managers. | Download |
  • Kossek, E. Creating a Working Life. | Related Website | Download |
  • Hewitt, Howard Professor says US workplace lags in gender equality. | Related Website |
  • Valez, Mandy Invisible diseases are another obstacle for working women. | Related Website |
  • The Washington Post - Brigid Schulte The Washington Post - The wrong boss can also ruin your home life. Here’s how to prevent it.. | Related Website |
  • Kossek, E Flexible Reduced Load Work Arrangements can Help Professionals, Companies. | Related Website |
  • Wall Street Journal How to Work From Home: The Experts. | Related Website |
  • Kossek, E. & Lee, M. Making Flexibility Work: What Managers Have Learned About Implementing Reduced Load Workea. | Download |
  • Lydia DePillis Do workers want ‘flexibility’? Depends on how you define it. | Related Website |
  • Kossek, E. Work-life conflicts hurt business. | Related Website |
  • Austin, J. Five Reasons to Bring the NCAA Tournament into the Workpalce. | Related Website |
  • Kossek, E. Yahoo ban on working from home is misguided. | Related Website |
  • Kossek, E. Allow Yahoo Workers to Work from Home. | Related Website |
  • Shellenbarger, S. Late night work email: Blessing or Curse?. | Related Website |
  • Hayleigh Columbo Purdue expert: Why bringing the NCAA tourney into the office isn't a bad idea. | Related Website |
  • SHRM SHRM Executive Roundtable on Workplace Flexibility. | Download |
  • Kossek, E., E. Work LIfe Indicator. | Download |
  • Kossek, E. & Lee, M. Benchmarking Survey:A Snapshot of Human Resource Managers Perspectives on Implementing Reduced Load Work for Professinals. | Download |
  • Jennifer Ludden How to Make Shift Work Family Friendly. | Related Website |
  • Kossek, E., Ruderman, M., Hannum, K. & Braddy, P. Work Life Indicator On Line Assessment. | Related Website |
  • Sarah Mohoney What's Your Stress Trigger. | Related Website |
  • Martha White Seven Work-Life Balance Lies that are Ruining Your Life. | Related Website |
  • Time Magazine Work Life Having a Moment but for Wrong Reasons. | Related Website |
  • Elvia Malagan Lawsuit provides insight into working conditons of case workers. | Related Website |
  • Kossek, E., E. Hammer, Thompson, R., Burke, L. Leveraging Workplace Flexibility: Fostering Engagement and Productvity. | Related Website | Download |
  • Financial Times Women at Business School- Ellen Kossek Professor. | Download |
  • Nanette Fondas The Work Life Ripple Effect. | Related Website |
  • WLFI News Channel 18 Professor offers tips for keeping a healthy workplace. | Related Website |
  • EHS Today Keeping Illness Out of the Workplace A Purdue professor offers suggestions to keep flu out of workplace. | Related Website |
  • Ellen Ernst Kossek Creating a Working Life. | Related Website |
  • Purdue Today - 8/6/2015 Krannert takes part in D.C. gathering to improve business opportunities for women. | Related Website |
  • The Washington Post Do workers want ‘flexibility’? Depends on how you define it.. | Related Website |
  • M. Kravokovsky How HR Can Promote Flexibility in Blue Collar Jobs. | Related Website |

Business Case

  • Kossek, E., Lee, M. & Hall, D. (2007). Making flexible schedules work for everyone.. Harvard Management Update, Boston.
  • On the Clock

    We not only live in a 24-7 world, but also work in one. From health care and manufacturing to retailing and information technology, someone is on the clock every hour of every day. Research by Purdue’s Ellen Ernst Kossek examines how that presents a growing challenge for employees, employers and those whose manage the work schedules of others.

    Full story: On the Clock

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Work-Family, Work- Life Balance; Women's Career Equality and Gender Inclusion; Workplace Flexibility; Employment practices to support Workforce Diversity/Inclusion;Global & Domestic Human Resource Management; Organizational Behavior