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Forgetting-relearning cycles in organizational downsizing strategies

Author
Sunyer, A.; López, L.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
18th European Conference on Knowledge Management
Date of publication
2017
Presentation's date
2017-09-08
Book of congress proceedings
Prococeedings of the 18th European Conference on Knowledge Management : International University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain, 7-8 September 2017
First page
947
Last page
955
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/108745 Open in new window
Abstract
When firms seek to reduce costs and increase productivity, they often view downsizing as a viable strategy. However, research on downsizing outcomes is not conclusive. Recent studies describe several counterproductive consequences of downsizing, which include, among others, loss of motivation, decreased innovation capacity, the appearance of a short-term mind set, the rise of organizational conflicts, and the loss of product or service quality. From the knowledge-based-view of the firm, downsizi...
Citation
Suñe, A., López, L. Forgetting-relearning cycles in organizational downsizing strategies. A: European Conference on Knowledge Management. "Proceedgins of the 18th European Conference on Knowledge Management". Barcelona: 2017, p. 947-955.
Keywords
Downsizing, Knowledge Based View, Organizational Forgetting, Organizational Knowledge, Organizational Learning
Group of research
GRDU -

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