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Is there a value for organisations to explore psychological contract breach in the aftermath of redundancy in Ireland in the current climate?

Mongan, Sandra (2013) Is there a value for organisations to explore psychological contract breach in the aftermath of redundancy in Ireland in the current climate? Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The psychological contract has evolved to represent a contemporary framework of the employment relationship [Guest, 1998] and as such, a significant amount of energy has been invested by leading academics on this theme. The concept of psychological contract breach has also been explored where it is deemed to have become the norm as opposed to the exception [Robinson and Rousseau, 1994]. But an area not widely covered is the area of value for organisations to explore psychological contract breach in the aftermath of redundancy. Accordingly, the rationale for this research is based upon this gap where figures from the Central Statistics Office quote redundancy in Ireland to 31st December 2012 as 33,072.

To facilitate this research, competing perspectives have been provided from seminal authors while an inductive, qualitative methodology in the form of interviews provides a current body of thought in this area. Findings have informed three thematic issues for survivors underpinned by subjectivity and relationship and while similarities are illustrated between literary and practical findings, gaps are also identified and recommendations made.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Industrial Psychology > The Psychological Contract
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Redundancy. Dismissal.
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2013 11:28
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2013 11:28
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/892

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