Dumb and Dumber: The Impact of Downsizing on Firm Performance as Moderated by Industry Conditions

@article{Guthrie2008DumbAD,
  title={Dumb and Dumber: The Impact of Downsizing on Firm Performance as Moderated by Industry Conditions},
  author={James P. Guthrie and Deepak K. Datta},
  journal={Organization Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={19},
  pages={108-123}
}
Workforce downsizing through employee layoffs has become commonplace in American businesses over the last 20 years. While these initiatives are typically undertaken in the quest for improved firm performance and competitiveness, empirical research to date has been equivocal in supporting the efficacy of these initiatives. In addition, extant research has… CONTINUE READING