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Workers’ experiences of redundancy : evidence from Scottish defence-dependent companies

Donnelly, Mike and Scholarios, Dora (1998) Workers’ experiences of redundancy : evidence from Scottish defence-dependent companies. Personnel Review, 27 (4). pp. 325-342. ISSN 0048-3486

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Abstract

Examines the phenomenon of worker displacement resulting from redundancies within defence-related industries. Focuses on responses to an extensive survey of people made redundant over a three-year period in four defence-dependent companies in Scotland. Examines individuals’ experiences immediately following the announcement of redundancy and in the course of attempting to find re-employment, this evidence questions the adequacy of redundancy support measures offered both by the companies themselves and by external services. Outlines key finding that individuals’ experiences of the advice and support they received, as well as their success in finding re-employment, differ depending on gender, age and skill level. Discusses how the nature of re-employment found by these workers is typically temporary, part-time and lower skilled, highlighting substantial skill underutilisation. Draws conclusions about how the support and advisory services might be improved for these types of workers and especially for particular groups facing difficulties adapting to redundancy.

Item type: Article
ID code: 42170
Keywords: redundancy, advisory services, defence, industry, Scotland, Management. Industrial Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Applied Psychology
Subjects: Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Human Resource Management
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    Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2012 14:06
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 18:58
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/42170

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