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Title: Necessary and sufficient factors in employee downsizing? A qualitative comparative analysis of lay-offs in France and the UK, 2008–2013
Other Titles: A qualitative analysis of downsizing in France and the UK
Authors: Goyer, M.
Clark, Ian A.
Bhankaraully, S.
First Published: 17-Feb-2016
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Human Resource Management Journal, 2016, DOI: 10.1111/1748-8583.12101
Abstract: Embedded in the literature on financialization and institutional approaches, this study is an examination of the causal factors of employee downsizing in two institutionally dissimilar settings, France and the UK, using the fuzzy sets variant of Qualitative Comparative Analysis. The findings show that the roughly equivalent use of large-scale lay-offs in the two countries is coupled with strikingly different causal factors. Our argument suggests the importance of complex causation whereby employee downsizing reflects the growing influence of financial considerations in the governance of companies, but its diffusion across countries is shaped by different configurations of institutional arrangements.
DOI Link: 10.1111/1748-8583.12101
ISSN: 0954-5395
eISSN: 1748-8583
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2016, Wiley. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website. following the embargo period this version is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License ( ), which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
Description: This file is under embargo for 2 years from first publication.
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