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Neil Thomson
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We review the argument for and against keeping slack during the transformation of a plan-filling organization to a profit-seeking firm. Before the demise of the command economies, organizations in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries were typified as being overstaffed, although the degree of overstuffing (slack) varied from country to country. This article reports on two small empirical studies in East Germany and Slovenia and examines the experiences of downsizing and its effects on the...
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