Constructing social identity during an involuntary organizational exit : the case of civilian contractors on U.S. military bases in Afghanistan

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dc.contributor.advisor Stamp, Glen H.
dc.contributor.author Makeni, John M. W.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-10T15:03:43Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-10T15:03:43Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05-07
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/200186
dc.description.abstract Civilian contractors play a vital role in supporting military operations, whether for routine operations or in times of war. While the conclusion of deployment overseas, for military personnel, means going back to their military bases in the U.S., and continuing with their assigned duties, for the civilian contractors, the post-deployment period signifies loss of a job and income. Although academic research has strived to answer some of the fundamental questions pertaining to layoffs in traditional settings, there has been sparse literature on downsizing in a different cultural milieu such as a war zone. This study examines how civilian contractors construct social identity during involuntary organizational exit in a war zone. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Communication Studies
dc.subject.lcsh Employees -- Dismissal of -- Afghanistan.
dc.subject.lcsh Employees -- Attitudes.
dc.subject.lcsh Afghan War, 2001-
dc.subject.other United States -- Armed Forces -- Afghanistan -- Civilian employees.
dc.title Constructing social identity during an involuntary organizational exit : the case of civilian contractors on U.S. military bases in Afghanistan en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1813118


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