Necessary and sufficient factors in employee downsizing? A qualitative comparative analysis of lay-offs in France and the UK, 2008-2013

Goyer, M., Clark, I. ORCID: 0000-0001-7698-2715 and Bhankaraully, S., 2016. Necessary and sufficient factors in employee downsizing? A qualitative comparative analysis of lay-offs in France and the UK, 2008-2013. Human Resource Management Journal, 26 (3), pp. 252-268. ISSN 0954-5395

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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.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Human Resource Management Journal
Creators: Goyer, M., Clark, I. and Bhankaraully, S.
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Date: 5 July 2016
Volume: 26
Number: 3
ISSN: 0954-5395
Identifiers:
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10.1111/1748-8583.12101DOI
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 24 Oct 2017 09:51
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 09:51
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/31860

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