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Aging Workers and the Employee-Employer Relationship

Editors: Bal, P. Matthijs, Kooij, Dorien T.A.M., Rousseau, Denise M. (Eds.)

  • Introduces new perspectives on aging workers and the employment relationship
  • Provides unique theoretical insights in how HRM can be adapted to aging workers
  • Brings together new theoretical frameworks (job crafting, I-deals) and older workers
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About this book

This book focuses on the aging workforce from the employment relationship perspective. This innovative book specifically focuses on how organizations can ensure their aging workers remain motivated, productive and healthy. In 15 chapters, several experts on this topic describe how organizations through effective human resource management can ensure that workers are able to continue working at higher age. In addition, this book discusses the role older workers themselves play in continuing work at higher age. To do this, the authors integrate research from different areas, such as literature on leadership, psychological contracts and diversity with literature on the aging workforce. Through this integration this book provides innovative ways for organizations and workers to maintain productivity, motivation and health. Aging Workers and the Employee-Employer Relationship summarizes the latest research on how employment relationships change with age and its implications for supporting the well-being, motivation and productivity of older workers. It identifies ways to improve how both companies and workers solve the problems they face. These include better designed employment practices and more adaptive job content and developmental opportunities for aging workers along with activities aging workers can engage to enhance their own job crafting, learning and employability.

About the authors

P. Matthijs Bal is Reader at the School of Management, University of Bath, United Kingdom. He obtained his PhD cum laude at VU University Amsterdam with research on psychological contracts of older workers. He worked at Erasmus University Rotterdam and VU University Amsterdam before he moved to Bath. His research interests concern the aging workforce, individualization of work arrangements, psychological contracts and the impact of fictional narratives in the workplace. He has published in a wide range of journals, including Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Vocational Behavior and PLOS One.

Dorien Kooij is an assistant professor at the Department of Human Resource Studies of Tilburg University, the Netherlands. Her research focuses on aging at work and in particular on HR practices for older workers and on how work motivation changes with aging. She has published in international peer reviewed journals such as Journal of Organizational Behavior and Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.

Denise M. Rousseau is the H.J. Heinz II University Professor of Organizational Behavior and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III College and the Tepper School of Business. She is the faculty director of the Institute for Social Enterprise and Innovation and chair of Health Care Policy and Management program. She was previously on the faculty of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, the University of Michigan's Department of Psychology and Institute for Social Research and the Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey. Rousseau's research focuses upon the impact workers have on the employment relationship and the firms that employ them. It informs critical concerns such as worker well-being and career development, organizational effectiveness, the management of change, firm ownership and governance and industrial relations.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction to Aging Workers and the Employee-Employer Relationship

    Bal, P. Matthijs (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Older Workers, Stereotypes, and Discrimination in the Context of the Employment Relationship

    Finkelstein, Lisa M.

    Pages 13-32

  • Age Diversity and Age Climate in the Workplace

    Boehm, Stephan A. (et al.)

    Pages 33-55

  • Strategic HRM for Older Workers

    Kooij, Dorien T. A. M. (et al.)

    Pages 57-72

  • The Role of Line Managers in Motivation of Older Workers

    Knies, Eva (et al.)

    Pages 73-86

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08007-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08006-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 28, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37668-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aging Workers and the Employee-Employer Relationship
Editors
  • P. Matthijs Bal
  • Dorien T.A.M. Kooij
  • Denise M. Rousseau
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-08007-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-08007-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-08006-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37668-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 268
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
Topics