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Firm Performance and Employee Downsizing: The Moderating Role of National Culture
Andre L. Honoree and Mario Krenn
Volume 18, Number 2, Fall 2017 (pp. 1 ~ 31)

A limitation in the downsizing literature is its lack of attention on how firms¡¯ institutional context interacts with firm¡¯s internal drivers of employee downsizing. This study examines the firm performance - employee downsizing relationship in 1,747 firms across 35 countries over three years and demonstrates that while this relationship is similar among firms across countries, its magnitude varies across countries, and that the cultural dimensions of in-group collectivism, power distance, uncertainty avoidance help explain this variance. Implications from these findings and future directions for employee downsizing research and practice are discussed.

Key Words: employee downsizing, firm performance, cultural dimensions, Hofstede framework, national culture

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Utilizing PPPS as an Alternative to Entering BOP Markets: Benefits, Challenges, and Success Factors
Dirk J. Primus, Justin Robinson-Howe, and Nicholas Tasca
Volume 18, Number 2, Fall 2017 (pp. 32 ~ 59)
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The Impact of Financial Crisis on the Determinants of Capital Structure of Listed Firms in India
Naliniprava Tripathy and Aman Asija
Volume 18, Number 1, Spring 2017 (pp. 101 ~ 121)