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Changing Nature Of Leadership In Terms Of Ageing. Young Lions And Grey Falcons


  • Pinja HALME

    () (Finland University of Jyväskylä, Pyyryläntie 332, FI-17120 Paimela, Finland)


This paper highlights discussions of leadership from age perspective. Age is an often debated subject but how big a role does age actually play in a work community? The aim of this study is to examine the work of managers in terms of ageing. How they have changed in the course of time. The framework of the study is age management. Aging has also influence on leadership. This meaning of ageing and age diversity determines in leadership discourse. This study highlights three different discourses of leadership. This study is based on the interviews of four managers. The selection of interviewees is based on organisational and generational differences. Conclusion of interview analysis suggest that Managers discuss their work from three different framework viewpoints: 1. The Frame of Age and Ageing, 2. The Frame of Responsibility and 3. The Frame of Personality.

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  • Pinja HALME, 2010. "Changing Nature Of Leadership In Terms Of Ageing. Young Lions And Grey Falcons," Management Research and Practice, Research Centre in Public Administration and Public Services, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 2(4), pages 371-396, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:mrpase:v:2:y:2010:i:4:p:371-396

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    leadership; ageing; age management; diverse age groups; generational differences; responsibility.;

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    • M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility


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