Turnaround strategies for companies in crisiswatch out the causes of decline before firing people

  1. Mónica Santana 2
  2. Ramón Valle 2
  3. José Luis Galán González 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Sevilla

    Universidad de Sevilla

    Sevilla, España

    ROR https://ror.org/03yxnpp24

  2. 2 Universidad Pablo de Olavide

    Universidad Pablo de Olavide

    Sevilla, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02z749649

Business Research Quarterly

ISSN: 2340-9444

Year of publication: 2017

Volume: 20

Issue: 3

Pages: 206-211

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1016/J.BRQ.2017.01.003 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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When a company goes into crisis,the first and mosttypical response is the dismissal of people, even before considering the sources of the decline. Although the reduction of costs may seem a quick and reasonable measure in this context, downsizing is not the only possibility, nor the most advisable response when facing decline. In turn, by identifying and understanding the sources of decline in time, a company may want to decide on human resource (HR) alternatives to layoffs. This research shows how the HR responses of declining companies should be in line with the sources of the decline. Adopting a configurational perspective, we propose a model of analysis that links sources of decline, turnaround strategy, and HR strategy (HRS) and practices. This model identifies four basic HRS for organizations in decline, according to its sources: flexibility-oriented, efficiency-oriented, niche-oriented, and maintenance-oriented HRS.

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