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


  • Streb, Christoph K.
  • Voelpel, Sven C.
  • Leibold, Marius


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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  • Streb, Christoph K. & Voelpel, Sven C. & Leibold, Marius, 2008. "Managing the aging workforce:: Status quo and implications for the advancement of theory and practice," European Management Journal, Elsevier, vol. 26(1), pages 1-10, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:eurman:v:26:y:2008:i:1:p:1-10

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