A Study of the Association between Level of Slack Reduction Following Downsizing and Innovation Output

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Title A Study of the Association between Level of Slack Reduction Following Downsizing and Innovation Output
Author Mellahi, Kamel; Wilkinson, Adrian John
Journal Name Journal of Management Studies
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Abstract 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.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6486.2009.00872.x
Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and Society for Management Studies. This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: A Study of the Association between Level of Slack Reduction Following Downsizing and Innovation Output, Journal of Management Studies, Volume 47, Issue 3, 2010, 483-508, which has been published in final form at10.1111/j.1467-6486.2009.00872.x.
Volume 47
Issue Number 3
Page from 483
Page to 508
ISSN 0022-2380
Date Accessioned 2010-06-28
Date Available 2011-05-04T09:54:00Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/33272
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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