Sub-theme 58: Reshaping Firms: Downsizing, Reorganizing, Intervening

Rick Aalbers, Radboud University, The Netherlands
James P. Guthrie, The University of Kansas, USA
Wilfred Dolfsma, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Session I: Thursday, July 03, 11:00 to 12:30, T3-17
Intended and Unintended Consequences of Reshaping the Firm
Chair: Wilfred Dolfsma
James P. Guthrie, Pingshu Li and Felix Meschke
Layoffs, affective human capital, and firm performance
Rebecka Arman and Ola Bergström
Time to close: unintended consequences of early announcement of factory closure
Magnus Hansson
Organizational death and sensemaking: How workers make sense of enhanced efforts
Session II: Thursday, July 03, 14:00 to 15:30, T3-17
Reorganization and Intra-firm Governance
Chair: James P. Guthrie
Joseph Lampel, Ajay Bhalla and Pushkar P. Jha
Does governance confer organisational resilience? Evidence from UK employee owned businesses
Rick Aalbers and Wilfred Dolfsma
Network evolution under corporate downsizing
Susel Arzuaga Palomino and Paul Jackson
Downsizing and the psychological contract
Session III: Thursday, July 03, 16:00 to 17:30, T3-17
New Pathways to Growth
Chair: Rick Aalbers
Lovorka Galetić
Downsizing and outsourcing as new trends in reshaping organizational design of Croatian enterprises
Wolfgang H. Güttel, Irina Koprex and Christian Garaus
Path creation: Like a Phoenix from the snow
Enzo Peruffo, Raffaele Oriani and Maria Goranova
Who will monitor the monitors? Ownership and performance of divested European firms
Session IV: Friday, July 04, 09:00 to 10:30, T3-17
Reorganization and Identity
Chair: Lovorka Galetic
Nada Endrissat and Jacqueline Fendt
Reshaping firms: The role of founder identity on firm growth
Björn Schäfer and Max Ringlstetter
An outside-the-box approach on examining effects of reorganizing meta-organizations: How reshaping retail cooperatives effect and are effected by their members
Session V: Friday, July 04, 14:00 to 15:30, T3-17
Reorganization and Institutional Complexity
Chair: Nada Endrissat
Fredrik Lavén and Ola Bergström
Dismantling SAAB: The role of transition agencies in deinstitutionalisation
Christian Gadolin
Institutional logics and responses to organizational change
Marianne Afanassieva and Alexandros Psychogios
Institutional complexity in the transitional context of South East Europe: The case of HRM in SMEs
Session VI: Saturday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, T3-17
Recovering after Reshaping the Firm
Chair: Ola Bergström
Deniz Tunçalp and Mehmet Erçek
Living in a "horror empire": Rediscovering day-to-day life in contemporary workplaces
Kimmo Alajoutsijärvi and Marjo Siltaoja
Predators and robber barons of higher education: What does an acamanic business school look like?
Deniz Tunçalp and Kadire Zeynep Sayim
Waves of diffusion in organizational innovations: The case of 'Corporate Universities' in Turkey
Pasi Nevalainen
From state department to business enterprise: How a national telecommunications operator responded to deregulation and liberalization?
Session VII: Saturday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30, T3-17
Dynamic Organizations
Chair: Deniz Tunçalp
Ville Sarpo
Organizational architecture in management studies: A literature review
Airi Rovio-Johansson
Separate worlds, different concerns: Decoupled narratives of an acquisition
Signe Dyrby
Enterprise social media influence on organizational practice: A dispositif analysis perspective