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Phases of Cost Cutting: Downsizing is Dead; Long Live the Downsizing Phenomenon

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  • Franco GANDOLFI


    (Regent University, Virginia Beach, USA)

  • Franco GANDOLFI
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    This downsizing research article presents a phase typology of job cutting which includes three distinct phases and three levels of argument. Conceptually, the paper draws heavily upon the seminal work of Littler and Gandolfi (2008) seeking to expand and update their 2008 Academy of Management (AOM) Conference paper. The paper culminates with a contemporary discussion of current downsizing practices showcasing that the strategy of downsizing has remained a popular restructuring method on a global scale.

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    Article provided by Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania in its journal REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT.

    Volume (Year): 10 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 5 (December)
    Pages: 864-876

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    Handle: RePEc:rom:rmcimn:v:10:y:2009:i:5:p:864-876
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    1. Orlando, John, 1999. "The Fourth Wave: The Ethics of Corporate Downsizing," Business Ethics Quarterly, Cambridge University Press, vol. 9(02), pages 295-314, April.
    2. Gandolfi, Franco, 2007. "How do large Australian and Swiss banks implement downsizing?," Journal of Management & Organization, Cambridge University Press, vol. 13(02), pages 145-159, June.
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