Spatially Dispersed Employee Recovery: An Airline Case Study

Kristian Anders Hvass, Embla Torfadóttir

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    Employee recovery addresses either employee well-being or management's practices in aiding employees in recovering themselves following a service failure. This paper surveys the cabin crew at a small, European, low-cost carrier and investigates employees' perceptions of management practices to aid personnel achieve service recovery. Employee recovery within service research often focuses on front-line employees that work in a fixed location, however a contribution to the field is made by investigating the recovery of spatially dispersed personnel, such as operational personnel in the transport sector, who have a work place away from a fixed or central location and have minimal management contact. Results suggest that the support employees receive from management, such as recognition, information sharing, training, and strategic awareness are all important for spatially dispersed front-line employees' satisfaction with management's actions and overall employee recovery.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Air Transport Management
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)65-69
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

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