Repeat Downsizing: Legacy, Recency, and Sensitisation Effects.

Arzuaga, Susel and Gandolfi, Franco (2022) Repeat Downsizing: Legacy, Recency, and Sensitisation Effects. Review of International Comparative Management, 23 (3). pp. 338-355. ISSN 1582-3458

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Abstract

This empirical study set in a large multinational pharmaceutical company analyses three effects of repeat downsizing on commitment based on Moore and colleagues' research (2004; 2006). Results confirm a legacy effect whereby previous exposure to downsizing continues to influence commitment years after the initial exposure and a recency effect given by a greater negative effect of recent downsizing events compared to previous downsizing. A sensitisation effect was observed only among employees with a double direct exposure to the same downsizing method.

Keywords:repeat downsizing, commitment, legacy, recency, vulnerability, sensitisation
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N200 Management studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:47920
Deposited On:27 Sep 2022 16:04

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