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Managing the aging workforce:: Status quo and implications for the advancement of theory and practice

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  • Streb, Christoph K.
  • Voelpel, Sven C.
  • Leibold, Marius
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    Summary This paper synthesizes and translates secondary and empirical research findings on the aging workforce for the non-specialist reader, adopting a business management perspective that has to date been neglected. We chose two different approaches to review the status quo of this particular topic: First, a literature review of the Financial Times Top 40 publications, and second, a number of selected case examples that we based on our own empirical research, thereby shedding light onto the issue of aging workforce management from a practical and experiential perspective. As a result, the paper presents findings on and conclusions about the most important future implications of the aging workforce for management.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Management Journal.

    Volume (Year): 26 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 1 (February)
    Pages: 1-10

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:eurman:v:26:y:2008:i:1:p:1-10

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    Keywords: Aging workforce Demographic change Business management Empirical research;

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    1. Göbel, Christian & Zwick, Thomas, 2013. "Are personnel measures effective in increasing productivity of old workers?," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 22(C), pages 80-93.
    2. Madiès, Thierry & Villeval, Marie Claire & Wasmer, Malgorzata, 2013. "Intergenerational attitudes towards strategic uncertainty and competition: A field experiment in a Swiss bank," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 61(C), pages 153-168.

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