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The Effect of Downsizing on Survived Employees’ Performance: A Case of Pakistan

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  • Rashid SAEED
  • Muhammad ARSHAD
  • Zeeshan FAREED

    () (COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Sahiwal, Pakistan)

  • Farrukh SHAHZAD
  • Rab NAWAZ LODHI

Abstract

This research examines the effects of downsizing on the performance of survived employees in context of Pakistan. Downsizing is used as an independent variable and attributes of survived employees’ performance such as employees’ loyalty, employees’ commitment and job security are use as dependent variables. Three associational hypotheses were developed to analyze the relationship between independent and independent variables. Study is quantitative and questionnaire five point Likert scales are used to collect data. Target population was all employees of Pakistan in government, semi government and private sector out of which 100 was selected as a sample. Data is analyzed through descriptive statistics, correlation and simple regression. Results show that there is negative relationship between downsizing and survived employees’ performance.

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  • Rashid SAEED & Muhammad ARSHAD & Zeeshan FAREED & Farrukh SHAHZAD & Rab NAWAZ LODHI, 2013. "The Effect of Downsizing on Survived Employees’ Performance: A Case of Pakistan," REVISTA DE MANAGEMENT COMPARAT INTERNATIONAL/REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 14(4), pages 608-618, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:rmcimn:v:14:y:2013:i:4:p:608-618
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    1. James P. Guthrie & Deepak K. Datta, 2008. "Dumb and Dumber: The Impact of Downsizing on Firm Performance as Moderated by Industry Conditions," Organization Science, INFORMS, vol. 19(1), pages 108-123, February.
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    3. Franco GANDOLFI, 2009. "Unravelling Downsizing – What do we know about the Phenomenon?," REVISTA DE MANAGEMENT COMPARAT INTERNATIONAL/REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 10(3), pages 414-426, July.
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    Keywords

    Downsizing; survived employees; loyalty; commitment; Pakistan.;

    JEL classification:

    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General
    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation

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