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Title: Workforce reduction practices in Hong Kong : are they efficient and socially responsible?
Authors: Chan, AW 
Keywords: Workforce reduction
Responsible downsizing
Social responsibility
Case study
Hong Kong
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Canadian Center of Science and Education
Source: Journal of management and sustainability, 2013, v. 3, no. 3, p. 37-45 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of management and sustainability 
Abstract: This study investigates the workforce reduction practices in four Hong Kong companies and evaluates the impact on the organizations and the affected employees. Most companies are found efficient in implementing workforce reduction. Though these companies meet the legal requirements of the Hong Kong law in mass layoffs, yet they are not very socially responsible. Managements make efforts in developing selection mechanism, communication channels, and motivating survivors, which are essential to maintain normal productivity of the companies. They however neglect other key steps in managing workforce reduction including exploring options to avoid layoffs and providing adequate outplacement assistance to departing employees.
ISSN: 1925-4725
EISSN: 1925-4733
DOI: 10.5539/jms.v3n3p37
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