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How the use of good Corporate Social Responsibility in a plant closure was a benefit in preparing employees in Company X

Horan, Elizabeth (2014) How the use of good Corporate Social Responsibility in a plant closure was a benefit in preparing employees in Company X. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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“The Corporation has completed a review of its operations and has decided to cease production at Company X and separate it from the network”.

The words above are ones which it was thought, would never be heard at Company X. However, in March 2013, this is what was announced. The site closure would occur at the end of 2015 with the loss of 250 staff positions along with up to 100 contract positions. Manufacturing of existing products would be outsourced or transferred to other sites within the network where excess capacity existed.

An increasing number of studies have already investigated the various aspects of corporate social responsibility. However, relatively few have addressed it in the context of plant closure and its impact on preparing employees for same. The impact of a plant closure on employees can be substantial and it is in the company’s interest to do all that it can to minimise this impact to ensure a smooth closure, both for the company and the employees, in particular where there is a lengthy notice period.

The purpose of this research project is to determine whether demonstrations of good corporate social responsibility were recognised and is it of benefit in preparing employees for a plant closure. It is hoped that this research will contribute new knowledge to the area of corporate social responsibility and in particular, its impact on the main stakeholders’ i.e. the employees in a plant closures. The researcher conducted a survey and the findings from this demonstrated that Company X had demonstrated good CSR and these initiatives demonstrated were of benefit in preparing employees for the plant closure.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Large Industry. Corporations. > Corporate Sponsorship
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Claire Wallnutt
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2014 19:20
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2014 19:20

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