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Uticaj downsizing - a na korporativnu reputaciju
The Impact Of Downsizing On The Corporate Reputation

Author(s): Suzana Đukić, Biljana Đorđević
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: downsizing; corporate reputation; corporate reputation index; employee

Summary/Abstract: This paper deals with the downsizing influences on the corporate reputation. In this paper we stress the importance of the corporate reputation as one of the most important firm's intangible assets. This kind of resources could be a significant source of the firm's competitive advantage. After the presentation of a brief review of downsizing literature, we investigate the downsizing influence on the corporate reputation. More precisely, we investigate how downsizing influences the eight dimensions that determine corporate reputation index. Our discussion is based mainly on the findings of a number of referent studies that investigate downsizing outcomes. Since we have found that there is a great possibility for downsizing to be an unsuccessful firm's strategy and therefore to decrease the corporate reputation, it is important before making the decision about downsizing to reconsider the necessity of such a decision.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 51-62
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English