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

McCain, Bruce E.; O'Reilly, Charles; Pfeffer, Jeffrey
December 1983
Academy of Management Journal;Dec1983, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p626
Academic Journal
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.


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