Dissertation

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DECLARATION 22

DEDICATIONS 33

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 54

ABSTRACT 65

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONONYMS 76

LIST OF APPENDICES 87

CHAPTER 1 98

INTRODUCTION 98

1.1 Background of the Study 108

1.2 Problem Statement 108

1.2.1 Sub Problems 119

1.3 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY 1816

1.3.1 The Government of Mozambique 18161.3.2 The Company 1816

1.3.3 The retrenched workers 1816

1.4 Objectives and Research Questions 1816

1.4.1 Objectives 1816

1.4.2 Research Questions 1816

1.4.3 Delimitation 1917

1.4.4 Limitations 1917

1.5 ASSUMPTIONS 1917

CHAPTER 2 2018

2.1 LITERATURE REVIEW 2018

2.1.1 DEFINITIONS OF TERMS 2018

2.1.2 Main stream ideas from scholars2220

2.1.3 Organizational Determinants of the Downsizing Plan 2321

2.1.4 The Human Resource Component of Downsizing 2323

2.1.5 Factors that Influence the Effects of Downsizing 2326

2.1.6 Components of the Downsizing Plan 2327

2.1.7 Components of Survivor Support Plan 2328

2.2 PORTS AND RESTRUCTURING OF RAILWAYS IN MOZAMBIQUE AND ITS OBJECTIVES 2328

CHAPTER 32332

3.1 METHODOLOGY 2332

3.1.1 Permission for soliciting vital information from Company Management 2332

3.1.2 Research Design 2332

3.1.2.1 Qualitative Research Methodology 2332

3.1.3 Target Population 2332

3.1.4 Sampling Method 2333

3.1.5 Data Collection Instrument 2333

CHAPTER 4 2335

FINDINGS 2335

4.1 DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALISYS2335

4.1.1 Characteristics of redundant workers and social consequences 2335

4.1.2 Characteristics of redundant workers and social consequences 2341

4.1.3 Questions to Workers and staff 2346

CHAPTER 5 2361

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMENDATIONS 2361

5.1. Conclusions 2361

5.2 Recommendations 2362

References 2363

APPENDICES 2365DECLARATION







The work contained in this dissertation was carried out by the author at the Catholic University of Mozambique, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences. It is the original work except where due references are provided. It has never been nor will it ever be submitted for the award of any other university. No part of this work shall be reproduced without prior permission fromthe author or the Catholic University of Mozambique.



AUTHOR

Mariano Faria de Agostinho Manuel Afonso Bregueje

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Date, 01/11/2012





SupervisorSUPERVISORr:

Fernanda Domingos Caetano Ricardo José, MBAMSC

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Date, 01/11/2012DEDICATIONS


For God, my wife, my sons’ eternal thanks with more love and affection.










































ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

All thanks and praise be to All Mighty God, for his guidance, protection and love towards me. I Thank Him for the wisdom, Knowledge and inspiration throughout my academiec years and the period of write thisdissertation.

To my wife Paula and my sons Mauro and Romário especially I lack words to express my feelings. Thanks for your love and moral support.

Big thanks go to my supervisor, Mrs. Fernanda Domingos Caetano Ricardo José. May God bless you for your kindness, patience and good supervision.

For all who direct or indirectly helped me god bless you.ABSTRACT

The topic of the research is The Impact of Downsizing on Survivors and Llay off Employees of Companies in a Country: The Ccase with Railway Company in Mozambique (Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique – CFM) specifically CFM-Zambézia (period 2007-2011).

The population of the study was two hundred and fifth seven comprising workers and staff...
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