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Workforce reorganization and the worker

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Abstract:

In this article we study the joint decision process of changing the structure of jobs and laying off individual workers in a firm that downsizes its workforce. A hierarchical decision model is proposed and estimated using personnel data from a firm in demise comparing the characteristics of the individual workers and the structure of the firm's labour force before and after its reorganization. Our results show that workers in jobs in the top levels of each skill group's hierarchy are better protected against downsizing due to larger productivity shocks and larger firing costs.

Keywords: J63; J65; L23; L93; M51; control span; hierarchies; job displacement; restructuring

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2011.636025

Affiliations: 1: Research Centre for Education and the Labor Market, Maastricht University, 6200MD Maastricht, The Netherlands 2: School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, 6200MD Maastricht, The Netherlands

Publication date: May 1, 2013

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