TITLE

The Effects of Departmental Demography on Turnover: The Case of a University

AUTHOR(S)
McCain, Bruce E.; O'Reilly, Charles; Pfeffer, Jeffrey
PUB. DATE
December 1983
SOURCE
Academy of Management Journal;Dec1983, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p626
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The argument developed here is that turnover or exit behavior is, in part, a characteristic of the demography of the social system itself. University academic departments with a dominant cohort and those with substantial gaps among cohorts were found to be characterized by increased rates of voluntary retirements, resignations, and expired appointments.
ACCESSION #
4395261

 

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