The role of shocks in employee turnover
UNSPECIFIED (2004) The role of shocks in employee turnover. In: 63rd Annual Meeting of the Academy-of-Management, AUG, 2003, SEATTLE, WA.Full text not available from this repository.
This paper reports the findings from a recent study of nurse leavers at eight large hospitals in the National Health Service (NHS) of England and Wales. The study develops and extends an influential theory of employee turnover by describing how for some leavers a single, jarring event or shock triggers the decision to quit. By elaborating on the nature of shocks for this sample of 352 nurse leavers, the paper allows for improved understanding of nursing turnover and thus offers an example of relevant management research. The analysis of shock illustrates how conventional research methodologies can lead to a distorted picture of turnover. This has wider implications, both for any organization wishing to manage turnover effectively and for future research. The paper adds to the limited body of empirical analysis on actual leavers, thereby contributing to an ongoing methodological debate concerning the use of proxy variables. By highlighting flaws in the dominant methodology used to study turnover, the paper offers an example of management research that is also rigorous, and thus 'pragmatic'.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
|Journal or Publication Title:||BRITISH JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Number of Pages:||15|
|Page Range:||pp. 335-349|
|Title of Event:||63rd Annual Meeting of the Academy-of-Management|
|Location of Event:||SEATTLE, WA|
|Date(s) of Event:||AUG, 2003|
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