Faculty Advisor

Miller, Fabienne

Abstract

This project addresses the topic of layoffs. More specifically, it addresses if the factors of commitment training and performance affect investment in an employee. Investment was used because of the link that it displays to layoffs. Also, it addresses alternatives that an employee can take after being laid off. In order to gather data to address these topics, a web-based survey was designed. This survey was distributed to the graduate students at WPI. The results showed that commitment plays the largest, and possibly the only significant, role in determining investment, and that most of the survey responders primarily seek some kind of income after being laid off.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

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