Brain drain in declining organizations: toward a research agenda
Article first published online: 30 APR 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Volume 22, Issue 4, pages 409–424, June 2001
How to Cite
Rosenblatt, Z. and Sheaffer, Z. (2001), Brain drain in declining organizations: toward a research agenda. J. Organiz. Behav., 22: 409–424. doi: 10.1002/job.89
- Issue published online: 21 MAY 2001
- Article first published online: 30 APR 2001
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 DEC 2000
- Manuscript Received: 7 MAR 1998
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. Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.