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Survivor syndrome in downsizing

Gaffney, Louise (2013) Survivor syndrome in downsizing. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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The Funds industry in Ireland has continued to grow over the last 25 years, becoming a key location for foreign investment and global leader in fund administration. With its global reach and skilled workforce, the funds industry continues to create revenue for the country and employment with over 12,000 currently employed in the Irish funds industry in 2013. Despite the current recession impacting the financial services heavily, the funds industry remained stable with assets under management reaching €2.3 trillion this year. However, fund administrators are under increased pressure to retain this level of profitability and success by introducing cost cutting measures such as downsizing but failing to understand its impact on the organisation and its workforce. A large quantity of research has been carried out on the effects of organisational downsizing and the impacts of survivor syndrome, however, this research predominantly originates from an African or US perspective, with little if any research carried out from an Irish perspective. This dissertation seeks to understand the impact of downsizing within a small to medium sized financial services organisation, a sub group of a global organisation operating within the Republic of Ireland in 2013, investigate if survivor syndrome exists within this organisation, and examine the management intervention necessary to avoid a negative impact on this organisation.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Management of Change > Downsizing of an organization
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Financial Services > Irish Financial Services Centre
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 13:44
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2013 13:44

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