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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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no change in revenue or assets), when companies save labor cost on the workforce, they may experience an improvement in ROA and profit margin--at least for a short period of time after they downsize.
It also considers other determinants, which reflect via control variables the influence of corporate characteristics such as size or age, or of economic factors, on the decision to downsize.
Another limitation is that it is extremely difficult to measure the labor-capital tradeoff when firms downsize, as well as what firms are able to make effective labor-capital swaps.
In contrast, in industries that did not downsize, the average change in prices was about the same in the two periods.
Without significant and ongoing success in all five of these areas, the corporation is doomed to consistently downsize until it faces its ultimate dissolution (May, 2007).
While there are similarities between public and private sector downsizing, this article will focus on the differences, the politics of downsizing, whether it is appropriate to downsize based on business principles, and the unique problems associated with these politics.
William Jimerson, a special education teacher who lives in Long Beach, has tried to downsize his holdings over the years since renting a storage space in 1989, but without success.
Hypothesis 1a (H1a): The lower the performance, as measured by return on assets and sales growth, the more likely a firm was to downsize.
But their insistence on communicating decisions to downsize solely in economic terms is creating serious problems among employees who survive the layoffs.
Troy, Michigan, is planning to substantially downsize a diecasting plant in Pulaski, Tennessee, and close its Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, machining facility.
He also observed that establishments with a higher percentage of managers downsize more than those with a higher percentage of production workers; this is consistent with an attempt to move toward a flatter structure in the organization.
Here are some ways to downsize your workload while not reducing your output.