Survivor-Reaktionen im Downsizing-Kontext [thesis]

Kristina Dietrich
2013
This paper examines the reactions of remaining employees (survivors) of a company after a downsizing. Relevant antecedents for the formation of positive and negative survivor reactions will be shown in an integrated framework model and examined in their correlations. Unique is the meta-analytical study approach, which provides statistically sound and reliable information on the correlation of evaluation variables and key survivor reactions. This is in the face of very heterogeneous results from
more » ... eneous results from published research of high relevance for the survivor's research and its practical application. To answer this issue, a meta-analysis by Hedges and Olkin (1985) was carried out. For this purpose eighty published and unpublished primary studies with 98 independent samples which delivered the records of survivor reactions after downsizing have been located and integrated in a comprehensive literature review from April 2009 to December 2010. After the coding of the individual studies meta-analytic calculations were carried out, which showed some of the studied correlations of 10 variables and evaluation survivor reactions as generalizable. In addition, integrated, and at first not being summable effect sizes were checked in sensitivity analysis and assessed as stable and by moderating or subgroup analysis their heterogeneity was possibly further reduced. This results in a total of 40 reliable and on a common base population transferable relationships between antecedents and survivor reactions in the context of company downsizing. There are procedural and interactional justice, and enjoyed autonomy in the workplace which show as the strongest predictors of positive survivor reactions. Based on the obtained results gaps are identified, especially in the German research context and implications for the implementation of downsizing measures are derived. The latter are distinguished in terms of planning, notification, implementation and the follow-through implementation of downsizing measures. The consideration of the issues discu [...]
doi:10.5282/edoc.15407 fatcat:wy3uv3o66begbcuo3pazlfjszm