The Aging Workforce Handbook: Individual, Organizational and Societal Challenges

Alexander-Stamatios Antoniou
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Ronald J. Burke
York University, Toronto, Canada

Cary L. Cooper
Manchester Business School, UK

Product Details
09 Dec 2016
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
592 pages - 152 x 229 x 13mm


This volume critically reviews the phenomenon of the aging workforce, adopting an interdisciplinary perspective that examines the challenges raised on an individual, organizational and societal level. Core issues framing the concept of the aging workforce and its consequences are presented by a team of leading contributors from around the world. 
Despite the visible trend towards a much older global population and workforce, research on the aging workforce, employment and retirement is in its infancy and faces a range of paradoxes. Taking under consideration all the challenges, ranging from the microenvironment of the individual level (individual, family, friends) to the organizational and macro-environment of the society (infrastructure, services, legislations etc.), this is an essential resource for policymakers and organizations designing strategies to address the challenge of the ageing society. Scholars, graduates and researchers in occupational and health psychology, human resources, business and management, as well as sociology, will gain a better understanding of the changing trends in the characteristics of the workforce through this multi-level review.
1. Mental Health of the Aging Workforce - Alexander-Stamatios Antoniou and Ioanna-Io Theodoritsi 2. Organizational Initiatives to Develop and Retain Older Workers - Ronald J. Burke 3. Successful Aging in the Workplace: A Comparison Study of Native Greeks, Pontic Greeks, and Albanian Immigrants - Marina Dalla and Alexander-Stamatios Antoniou 4. Subjective Psychological Well-Being of the Aging Workforce in Times of Economic Crisis: The Case of Greece - Nikos Drosos and Alexander-Stamatios Antoniou 5. Population Aging and Labor Market Policy in Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, and the Republic of Korea: The Effects of Institutional Context on Old Age Employment - Heike Schröder, Matt Flynn, Thomas Klassen, Alexander-Stamatios Antoniou and Myung-Joon Park 6. The Changing Face of Education and Work: Attitudes toward Work and Its Impact on Economic Growth and the Wealth of Nations - Bruce Kirkcaldy and Adrian Furnham 7. Stereotype, Prejudice, and Discrimination toward Older Workers: A Wind of Change? - Ulrike Fasbender 8. Wisdom - Marc Schabracq and Roos Schabracq 9. The Role of Human Resource Practices and Other Factors Influencing the Continuing Work Participation of Older Workers in New Zealand - Tim Bentley, Kate Blackwood, Bevan Catley, Michael O'Driscoll, Maree Roche, Stephen T. T. Teo and Linda Twiname 10. Intergenerational Learning in Organizations: A Framework and Discussion of Opportunities - Fabiola H. Gerpott, Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock and Sven C. Voelpel 11. Critical Skills Loss The Effect of the Disappearance of Non-Replaceable Workforce - Peter Sandborn and Michael K. Williams 12. A Conceptual Framework for Managing Intergenerational Relations in the Workplace - Donald Ropes and Antonia Ypsilanti 13. Maintaining Work Ability to Support and Retain Older Workers - Grant Brady, Jennifer R. Rineer, David M. Cadiz and Donald M. Truxillo 14. Hitting the High Notes: Healthy Aging in Professional Orchestral Musicians - Dianna T. Kenny and Bronwen J. Ackermann 15. Job Performance and Job Attitudes in Later Life: The Role of Motives - Gregory R. Thrasher, Reed J. Bramble and Boris B. Baltes 16. Job Insecurity, Job Loss, and Reemployment: Implications for an Aging Workforce - Lixin Jiang and Tahira M. Probst 17. On Elders' Statesmanship. A View from Greek Antiquity - Anthony Makrydemetres 18. Demographic Trends and Implications of the Aging Workforce, with Some Policy Options for Consideration - Asif Mujahid and Ronald J. Ozminkowski 19. Working: Time Bomb or Time Well-Spent? - Ashley Weinberg 20. Employers Attitudes toward Older-Worker Job Seekers: A Comprehensive Review with Recommendations for Action - Hila Axelrad and Jacquelyn B. James 21. Aging in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities in China, India, Japan, and South Korea - Sukhbir Sandhu, Saras Sastrowardoyo, John Benson and Christina Scott-Young 22. Compassionate Leadership: Promoting Non-Discriminatory Practice toward Older Employees in Healthcare - Sue Shea and Christos Lionis Index
Alexander-Stamatios Antoniou, University of Athens, Athens, Greece Ronald J. Burke, York University, Toronto, Canada Sir Cary L. Cooper, CBE, ALLIANCE Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK

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