Economic Development

Are Workplace Friendships a Mixed Blessing? Exploring Tradeoffs of Multiplex Relationships and their Associations with Job Performance

Theory and research note the ubiquity of multiplex workplace friendships—multifaceted relationships that superimpose friendship with work-focused interactions—but it is unclear how they compel or hinder job performance. We found that the number of multiplex workplace friendships in one’s social network is positively associated with supervisor ratings of job performance. However, we also found that there …

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“Memorialls for Mrs Affora”: Aphra Behn and the Restoration Intelligence World

This article explores the culture and conventions of restoration espionage, and Behn’s role within it. It seeks to position Behn’s role and correspondence in relation to both the practices of her male and female contemporaries, and the textual aesthetics that characterized correspondence related to espionage—both overt and clandestine—in the latter half of the seventeenth century. …

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‘Homes’ and being ‘at home’ in New Zealand: women’s place-making in internationalised higher education

This article endeavours to address the relative inattention to gender in international education research and the invisibility of women whose partners are international students. It draws on data from interviews with 17 women involved in a broader doctoral research project during 2005 and 2006. The article uses ‘home’ as a lens for examining women’s situated …

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