Brain drain in declining organizations: Toward a research agenda

Zehava Rosenblatt, Zachary Sheaffer

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    Brain drain (BD) is one of the more detrimental implications of organizational decline and crisis, yet it has only been fleetingly addressed in organization studies. In light of this lacuna, the current paper introduces a conceptual framework of BD during decline. A model featuring both BD antecedents (predictors) and consequences is presented, including an analysis of leavers' behavioral characteristics. The paper offers a set of research propositions and concludes with directions for future study.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)409-424
    Number of pages16
    JournalJournal of Organizational Behavior
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Jun 2001

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Applied Psychology
    • Sociology and Political Science
    • Psychology (all)
    • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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