Leisure Activities of Female Foreign Workers in Taiwan: Transnationalism, Feminism and Work Arrangements

  • Chiung-Tzu Lucetta Tsai National Taipei University

Abstract

The number of foreign workers in Taiwan is increasing. As a result, such workers’ leisure activities outside of the workplace have become a strong area for research on work and leisure. In terms of transnationalism, feminism, and work arrangements, this study proposes to examine the leisure activities of female foreign workers. The aim of the study has three aspects: first, to examine to what extent transnationalism and feminism operate to influence the leisure activities of female foreign workers, respectively; second, to explore how work arrangements influence the leisure activities of female foreign workers and their managerial implications; and third, to understand if public and private leisure provisions are enough to meet the demands of female foreign workers. The findings of this research will not only contribute to the formation of the public and private leisure provisions and the management of female foreign workers, but will also fill the gap in research on ‘work and leisure.’ Keywords: Leisure, Foreign Workers, Transnationalism, Feminism, Work Arrangements To cite this document: Chiung-Tzu Lucetta Tsai, "Leisure Activities of Female Foreign Workers in Taiwan: Transnationalism, Feminism and Work Arrangements", Contemporary Management Research, Vol.10, No.2, pp.107-122, 2014. Permanent link to this document: http://dx.doi.org/10.7903/cmr.11666

Author Biography

Chiung-Tzu Lucetta Tsai, National Taipei University
Dr. Chiung-Tzu Lucetta Tsai is an Associate Professor of Leisure & Sport Management in the Business School Department of National Taipei University in Taiwan. Dr. Tsai is also president of the Taiwan Leisure Association and an interim board member for the World Leisure Organization Commission on Women and Gender. Moreover, she is currently serving as a member of the board of directors for the World Leisure Organization.
Published
2014-06-30
How to Cite
Tsai, C.-T. (2014). Leisure Activities of Female Foreign Workers in Taiwan: Transnationalism, Feminism and Work Arrangements. Contemporary Management Research, 10(2). https://doi.org/10.7903/cmr.11666
Section
Organization Behavior and Human Resource Management