The Effect of Downsizing-Redesign Strategies on Business Performance: Evidence from Australia

Mark Farrell, Felix Mavondo

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Abstract

This study investigates the effect of two downsizing-redesign strategies on business performance. A survey of the top 2000 manufacturing organisations in Australia, as defined by annual revenue, was conducted, and data was analysed using a structural equation modelling approach (SEM). Evidence suggests that downsizing that drives redesign (reducing workforce size) has a negative effect on business performance. Conversely, redesign that drives downsizing (restructuring the organisation, redesigning tasks) has a positive effect on business performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-116
Number of pages19
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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