Employee Reactions to Forms of Downsizing: Are There Any Lesser Evils?

Kostopoulos, Konstantinos and Bozionelos, Nikos (2010) Employee Reactions to Forms of Downsizing: Are There Any Lesser Evils? Academy of Management Perspectives, 24 (4). pp. 95-96. ISSN 1558-9080

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Abstract

The article focuses on employee reactions to different forms of organizational downsizing. It examines how job layoffs, outsourcing of jobs, and offshoring is perceived by job survivors compared to workers who do not experience downsizing. It states that employees who survived organizational layoffs had an increased likelihood of negative attitudes toward employers and poorer perceptions of their work environment. It mentions that outsourcing and offshoring did not result in a similar effect as employees may perceive these as less harmful for their jobs. It comments that outsourcing is considered more benign than offshoring to employees. It talks about the effect managerial ethics and management communication to employees did counterbalance some of the negative influence of downsizing.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
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Depositing User: Elle Green
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2012 09:56
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 14:09
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/39984
DOI: 10.5465/AMP.2010.55206391

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