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A qualitative study on employees who have been inflicted by the adversity of continuous successful organizational change processes and downsizing in a key company now undergoing downsizing during a world economy in crisis: The effects of organizational rearrangements and downsizing in a key company
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management, Department of Psychology.
2011 (English)MasteroppgaveStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This article addresses how the complexity of continual structural rearrangement within a key company impact employees. Data collection happened during a time of a world economy in crisis which seem be in the need of forcing new structural rearrangements and downsizing upon the local businesses. The sample is former and present employees who have experienced more than one structural rearrangement within the plant. Target information is the individual’s experiences and his/her recepti on and perception of situations that evolves. Information is gathered with the method of existential psychological phenomenology which offers informants to speak freely about significant experiences of theirs. A work force in crisis stands forth who struggles with intense emotional experiences simultaneously with the rising of new minor crises.

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URN: urn:nbn:no:ntnu:diva-17333OAI: diva2:550488
Available from: 2012-09-07 Created: 2012-09-07 Last updated: 2012-09-07Bibliographically approved

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