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A study of the association between level of slack reduction following downsizing and innovation output

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posted on 17.07.2014, 09:06 by Kamel Mellahi, Adrian Wilkinson
Over the years scholars put forward a number of theories to explain the association between slack and innovation. This study extends this body of research by focusing on the effects of reduction in slack level following downsizing on innovation output. We developed two hypotheses to examine the total effects and varied yearly effects. We tested the hypotheses with data from a panel of UK firms that downsized between 1997 and 2003. The results show that the level of downsizing has only temporary effects on innovation output. We discuss the implications of these findings and avenues for future research.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Journal of Management Studies

Volume

47

Issue

3

Pages

483 - 508

Citation

MELLAHI, K. and WILKINSON, A., 2010. A study of the association between level of slack reduction following downsizing and innovation output. Journal of Management Studies, 47 (3), pp. 483 - 508.

Publisher

© Blackwell Publishing Ltd and Society for the Advancement of Management Studies

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2010

Notes

Closed access. This article was published in the Journal of Management Studies [© Blackwell Publishing Ltd and Society for the Advancement of Management Studies] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6486.2009.00872.x

ISSN

0022-2380

eISSN

1467-6486

Language

en

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