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Alter und Produktivität: Betriebswirtschaftlich relevante Erkenntnisse der Alternsforschung im Überblick


  • Stephan Veen

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

  • Uschi Backes-Gellner

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


Der demographische Wandel führt zu älteren und altersheterogeneren Belegschaften, was sich auf die betriebliche Produktivität auswirken könnte. Um dieser Frage nachzugehen, ist es zunächst entscheidend zu wissen, wie sich individuelle Produktivität mit dem Alter entwickelt. Dieser Beitrag trägt diesbezüglich medizinische, psychologische und wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse systematisch zusammen und analysiert die Auswirkungen auf die Produktivität im Betrieb. Es zeigt sich, dass sich verschiedene Fähigkeiten mit dem Alter sehr unterschiedlich entwickeln und dass daraus resultierenden Produktivitätseffekte je nach Beruf und Aufgabe sehr unterschiedlich bewertet werden müssen. Die Erkenntnisse werden in Alters-Produktivitätsprofilen je nach Berufstyp idealtypisch zusammengefasst.

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  • Stephan Veen & Uschi Backes-Gellner, 2008. "Alter und Produktivität: Betriebswirtschaftlich relevante Erkenntnisse der Alternsforschung im Überblick," Working Papers 0083, University of Zurich, Institute for Strategy and Business Economics (ISU), revised Dec 2008.
  • Handle: RePEc:iso:wpaper:0083

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    Alternde Belegschaften; demographischer Wandel; betriebliche Produktivität;

    JEL classification:

    • J10 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - General
    • J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration

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