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Organisational Downsizing in Hospitals: Considerations for Management Development

Anne Osborne Kilpatrick (Medical University of South Carolina)
James A. Johnson (Medical University of South Carolina)
Jacquelyn K. Jones (MUSC Medical Center, Charleston, South Carolina, USA)

Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

Article publication date: 1 April 1991



The problems facing hospitals are outlined as they attempt to survive in a turbulent environment. One solution to coping with organisational crisis is downsizing. However, there are often negative effects on human resources when an organisation conducts a reduction in force. In this article, a model of the stages of individual and organisational crisis is described; considerations for planning the downsizing process are identified; and suggestions for management development are presented.



Osborne Kilpatrick, A., Johnson, J.A. and Jones, J.K. (1991), "Organisational Downsizing in Hospitals: Considerations for Management Development", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 10 No. 4, pp. 45-52.




Copyright © 1991, MCB UP Limited

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