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downsizing

(jargon)
The process of moving an application program from a mainframe to a cheaper system, typically a client-server system.

downsizing

(1) Converting mainframe and mini-based systems to client/server LANs.

(2) To reduce equipment and associated costs by switching to a less-expensive system.
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Table 5 presents analyses of downsizings of 10 percent or more.
There is less evidence that population downsizing reduced institutional and social constraints on downsizings of 10 percent or more.
How can an organization differentiate its message so that unwanted turnover associated with downsizing does not put the organization and its valued employees in peril?
It's extremely important that job terminations and downsizing efforts be carried out with sensitivity for supervisors and for employees who choose to go, those who are chosen to go, and those who are given a choice.
For the most part, this post hoc assessment is not performed, rendering few downsizings bad ideas.
This is consistent with our fieldwork findings, which suggest a need to mitigate the belief that downsizings are both homogeneous and products of a strict economic rationality.
Our study shows that the imitation effect is important to explain companies' adoption of downsizing.
The most common term used to describe this phenomenon is downsizing.
The motivation of downsizing firms may be quite different among those firms.
A company that is part of the 1988 S & P 500 will be included, provided they have a downsizing action, regardless of their membership from 1990 to 1992.
Downsizing to price has almost always happened with national brands before the store brands follow suit.
The primary objective of this article is to review the consequences of downsizing, focusing on the following questions: Does downsizing work?