Downsizing: Hur överlevare av uppsägningar påverkas av upplevelsen
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
In today’s business environment, cost-cutting practices such as downsizing and layoffs remains a widespread phenomenon. Although, the understanding of the effects that these practices has on the remaining individuals, defined as the survivors, is poor. The focus in this paper is therefore to examine how survivors of layoffs can be affected on an individual level, and by what causes.
The study was conducted using open-ended, qualitative interviews with three individuals with different experiences of layoffs. The empirical data was analyzed by extracting quotations from the interviews.
The study found that layoffs affected the morale and attitude towards management of the individual, and that perceived justice and uncertainty are two causes of negative effects from layoffs.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 53 p.
Employee downsizing, layoffs, redundancy, survivors, psychological contract
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-33674OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-33674DiVA: diva2:695449
Subject / course
Englund, HansHansson, Johanna