Introduction to the special issue on job loss

Introduction to the special issue on job loss Purpose – The primary purpose of this article is to raise awareness about the need for additional research on job loss. It also aims to provide an introduction to the special issue, and a description of the articles in it. Design/methodology/approach – The article highlights some of the important research on job loss since the early 1990s. Findings – Additional theory and research is needed to assist the well‐being and the job search process of the unemployed. Research limitations/ implications – This article offers suggestions on advancing new research ideas that can be used to assist individuals who have lost their jobs and to organizations that have been involved in a layoff. Practical implications – The article argues that knowledge related to the effects of job loss can be used to assist organizations in promoting programs to enhance the well‐being of laid‐off individuals. Social implications – Research on job loss is needed to address the problems of laid‐off individuals. Originality/value – The article provides a contribution to the social issues literature as it raises awareness of the need for additional research on job loss. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Managerial Psychology Emerald Publishing

Introduction to the special issue on job loss

Journal of Managerial Psychology, Volume 27 (8): 8 – Nov 2, 2012

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0268-3946
DOI
10.1108/02683941211280148
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Abstract

Purpose – The primary purpose of this article is to raise awareness about the need for additional research on job loss. It also aims to provide an introduction to the special issue, and a description of the articles in it. Design/methodology/approach – The article highlights some of the important research on job loss since the early 1990s. Findings – Additional theory and research is needed to assist the well‐being and the job search process of the unemployed. Research limitations/ implications – This article offers suggestions on advancing new research ideas that can be used to assist individuals who have lost their jobs and to organizations that have been involved in a layoff. Practical implications – The article argues that knowledge related to the effects of job loss can be used to assist organizations in promoting programs to enhance the well‐being of laid‐off individuals. Social implications – Research on job loss is needed to address the problems of laid‐off individuals. Originality/value – The article provides a contribution to the social issues literature as it raises awareness of the need for additional research on job loss.

Journal

Journal of Managerial PsychologyEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 2, 2012

Keywords: Job loss; Unemployment; Job search; Discrimination; Employability; Psychological well‐being; Quality of life

References

  • The role of social cognition in downsizing decisions
    Dwyer, D.J.; Arbelo, M.
  • Layoffs and unemployment discrimination: a new stigma
    Karren, R.; Sherman, K.
  • Review of research on age discrimination in the employment interview
    Morgeson, F.; Reider, M.; Campion, M.; Bull, R.
  • Job search behaviors among African‐Americans
    Schaffer, M.; Taylor, M.A.
  • The individual experience of unemployment
    Wanberg, C.R.

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