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ERIC Number: EJ803988
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
A Necessary Evil: The Experiences of Managers Implementing Downsizing Programmes
Noronha, Ernesto; D'Cruz, Premilla
Qualitative Report, v11 n1 p88-112 Mar 2006
This paper presents the findings of a phenomenological study, which describes the experiences of human resource (HR) managers implementing a downsizing program in a steel manufacturing organization in India. Data were collected through conversational interviews. Following van Manens sententious analytic approach, the core theme of a necessary evil, emerged, which indicates that while participants were pained by their task of having to terminate workers and deprive them of their livelihood, they believed that they had no choice in the matter if they had to ensure the competitive position of the organization and their own survival as employees. The findings of the inquiry provide insights into a virtually unstudied area and raise questions about the role of HR managers in contemporary organizations. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: India