Age Diversity in the Workplace: An Organizational Perspective Vol: 17

Miguel R. Olivas-Lujan
Clarion University of Pennsylvania, USA

Tanya Bondarouk
University of Twente, The Netherlands

Silvia Profili
European University of Rome, Italy

Alessia Sammarra
University of L'Aquila, Italy

Laura Innocenti
LUISS Business School, Italy


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Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781787430747
Published:
17 Aug 2017
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
216 pages - 152 x 229mm
Series:
Advanced Series in Management
Organisations, as well as individuals and societies, continue to struggle with the complexity associated with unprecedented demographic changes. Workforce ageing and increasing age diversity are not transient phenomena, and their implications are compounded by the combination of several global trends like workers' increased mobility and migration, as well as increasing gender and ethnic differences. This demographic pressure compels organisations to question conventional ways of management thinking, doing and being in order to capitalize on the benefits of an age-diverse workforce. This volume bridges theoretical and empirical approaches in order to illuminate the challenges of valuing employees at any point in their professional lives, from youth to retirement. Embracing perspectives that span from the individual to the organisational levels of analysis, the book explores the two distinct but intertwined phenomena of workforce ageing and increasing workforce age diversity. The volume is divided into two parts. Contributions in the first section raise questions about the meanings of age and age diversity, as well as how and when age matters in organisations. The second part of the book examines the role and contribution of HR practices in forging an age-inclusive workplace.

Contents

 List of Contributors

 An organisational perspective on ageing and age diversity at work

 Silvia Profili, Alessia Sammarra and Laura Innocenti

 PART I: FRAMING AGE AND AGE DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS

1.   The workforce demographic shift and the changing nature of work: Implications for policy, productivity and participation

Catherine Earl, Philip Taylor, Chris Roberts, Patrick Huynh and Simon Davis

2.   Successful Ageing at Work and Beyond: A Review and Critical Perspective  

Hannes Zacher and Cort W. Rudolph

3.   Generational Differences: Effects of Job and Organisational Context

Justin Marcus and Michael P. Leiter

4.   A Conceptual Framework of Age Diversity Climate in the Workplace

Silvia Profili, Laura Innocenti and Alessia Sammarra

 PART II: AGE DIVERSITY AT WORK. RETHINKING ORGANISATIONAL PRACTICES

5.   Intersection of Age and Gender Issues in the Workplace

Jeanette N. Cleveland, Lena-Alyeska Huebner and Madison Hanscom

6.   Job Design and Older Workers

Franco Fraccaroli, Sara Zaniboni and Donald Truxillo

7.   Enhancing Knowledge Sharing in Age Diverse Organizations

Alessia Sammarra, Silvia Profili, Fabrizio Maimone and Gabriele Gabrielli

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