ERIC Number: ED431918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Workforce Reductions. An Annotated Bibliography.
Hickok, Thomas A.; Hickok, Thomas A.
This report, which is based on a review of practitioner-oriented sources and scholarly journals, uses a three-part framework to organize annotated bibliographies that, together, list a total of 104 sources that provide the following three perspectives on work force reduction issues: organizational, organizational-individual relationship, and individual. Part 1 includes annotations of 42 articles and books that focus on strategy, policy, and/or decision making. Provided in part 2 are annotations of 43 articles and books devoted to the impact of individual- and group-level thoughts, feelings, and behaviors on organizational functioning before, during, and after the downsizing process. Part 3 contains 19 annotations of articles and books that concentrate on the effects of job loss on individuals, including the perceived threat of job loss, with special attention on the ways job loss affects personal well-being and the different ways different individuals cope with job loss. Appended is a list of 101 bibliographic entries referring to articles that have been deemed not directly within the purview of the review but nevertheless valuable resources for further reference. Author and title indexes are included. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Coping, Decision Making, Dislocated Workers, Dismissal (Personnel), Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Practices, Group Dynamics, Job Layoff, Labor Force, Labor Turnover, Literature Reviews, Organizational Climate, Reduction in Force, Strategic Planning
Center for Creative Leadership, P.O. Box 26300, Greensboro, NC 27438-6300; Tel: 336-286-4480; Fax: 336-286-3284; Web site: http://www.ccl.org ($20).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC.