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Altersbilder bei Personalverantwortlichen in (deutschen) Unternehmen


  • Uschi Backes-Gellner

    () (Institute for Strategy and Business Economics, University of Zurich)


Altersbilder von Personalverantwortlichen in Unternehmen basieren auf unterschiedlichen Facetten des Alterns von Erwerbspersonen und können entweder auf Erfahrungen mit älteren Arbeitnehmern im eigenen Unternehmen oder einfach nur auf Images oder statistischen Charakteristika von älteren Arbeitnehmern beruhen. Wesentliche Bestandteile Altersbilder von Personalverantwortlichen sind eine mit dem Lebensalter variierende Produktivität, Gesundheit, Motivation, Flexibilität, Aufnahme- oder Veränderungsfähigkeit und die daraus resultierenden Kosten und Erträge für das Unternehmen. Dabei ist davon auszugehen, dass bei der Entstehung von Altersbildern altersspezifische Effekte je nach betrachteten Arbeitsplätzen deutlich variieren, da die mit einem Job einhergehenden Anforderungen und Aktivitäten deutlich variieren und unterschiedliche Arbeitsplätze insofern jeweils unterschiedliche Stärken und Schwächen zunehmenden Alters zu Tage fördern.

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  • Uschi Backes-Gellner, 2008. "Altersbilder bei Personalverantwortlichen in (deutschen) Unternehmen," Working Papers 0080, University of Zurich, Institute for Strategy and Business Economics (ISU).
  • Handle: RePEc:iso:wpaper:0080

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    Aging Workforce; Firm Demography; Human Resource Management;

    JEL classification:

    • M51 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Firm Employment Decisions; Promotions
    • M54 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Labor Management
    • J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics


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