Experimental Analysis of Organizational Commitment within the Scope of Downsizing Threat and Empowerment Opportunity

CAHIT AGAR, Celal and BEDUK, Aykut and SEZGIN, Murat (2013) Experimental Analysis of Organizational Commitment within the Scope of Downsizing Threat and Empowerment Opportunity. International Conference on Economic and Social Studies, 10-11 May, 2013, Sarajevo, 1 (1). ISSN 2303-4564

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The main aim of this study is to analyze the impact of downsizing threat and empowerment opportunity on organizational commitment at the beginning phase of the implementation process. This aim occurs because of lack of knowledge in related literature, which only concentrates on during/after phases and situations of downsizing and empowerment implementations. In this research, the field experiment and survey method were selected in order to collect the data of study, and applied in two experimental stages on 126 (n=252) subjects in an international textile company. The results demonstrate that organizational commitment is increased at the beginning of both downsizing and empowerment processes. This finding contains a significant distinction from the existing literature, especially which asserts a negative relation between downsizing and organizational commitment. Practical implications and directions for the future research are also discussed in this paper. Keywords: Organizational Commitment, Downsizing, Empowerment

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Divisions: Faculty of Economics > Management Department
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Date Deposited: 16 May 2013 12:04
Last Modified: 16 May 2013 12:04
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/1527

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