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Voluntary turnover and unit performance: test and extension of context-emergent turnover theory

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posted on 2014-01-01, 00:00 authored by C Simón, Jason Shaw, I D Sivatte
In a partial test and extension of context-emergent turnover (CET) theory, the authors examined the relationship between voluntary turnover rates and unit performance in a longitudinal study of 231 units of an international clothing retailer in Spain. They theorized that the relationship between voluntary turnover rates and unit performance would be stronger when human capital accumulations of departing employees were high and weaker when the human capital accumulations of remaining employees were high. They predicted further that the voluntary turnover rates→unit performance relationship would be stronger when quit patterns are clustered rather than dispersed over time. In a panel design involving 8,316 store-month observations, they found that human capital accumulations of the remaining workforce and dispersed turnover patterns buffered the negative relationship between voluntary turnover rates and unit performance. No support was found for the moderation predication concerning departing employees’ human capital accumulations.

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Event

Academy of Management. Conference (74th : 2014 : Philadelphia, Pa.)

Series

Academy of Management Conference

Pagination

849 - 854

Publisher

Academy of Management

Location

Philadelphia, Pa.

Place of publication

Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.

Start date

2014-08-01

End date

2014-08-05

ISSN

0065-0668

eISSN

2151-6561

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2014, Academy of Management

Editor/Contributor(s)

[Unknown]

Title of proceedings

AOM 2014: Proceedings of the 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2014

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