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Title: Understanding the attitudinal and behavioural impact or organisational redundancy : a case study of employees in the UK manufacturing company
Author: Chen, Kuan-wen
ISNI:       0000 0004 2669 2260
Awarding Body: University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Current Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Date of Award: 2009
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While modern organisations constantly undertake different forms of organisational change, redundancy often appears as an inevitable consequence. In the UK, the redundancy rate has been relatively constant since 1995 and there was a rise during the final quarter of 2002, according to National Statistics Report (2006). Since redundancy has been widely utilised in the modem business practice, the outcomes of redundancy episode have been evaluated through different perspectives as discussed within the literature. Measuring the attitudes and behaviour of employees throughout a redundancy exercise can indicate the effects of such a phenomenon to the workforce and pinpoint specific trends. This helps to understand how the remaining employees (survivors) are affected and how this may impact the organisation, when most businesses will agree that people are a crucial element for the organisation. This thesis, therefore, intends to explore the issues that emerged after a redundancy had taken place from the attitudinal and behavioural aspects.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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