Keeping Your Headcount When All About You Are Losing Theirs: Downsizing, Voluntary Turnover Rates, and The Moderating Role of HR Practices

  title={Keeping Your Headcount When All About You Are Losing Theirs: Downsizing, Voluntary Turnover Rates, and The Moderating Role of HR Practices},
  author={Charlie O. Trevor and Anthony J. Nyberg},
  journal={Academy of Management Journal},
Although both downsizing and voluntary turnover have been topics of great interest in the organizational literature, little research addresses the topics' possible relationship. Using organization-level data from multiple industries, we first investigate whether downsizing predicts voluntary turnover rates. Second, to support our causal model, we examine whether aggregated levels of organizational commitment mediate this relationship. Third, we test whether the downsizing-turnover rate… 

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