Ageing, Organisations and Management

Constructive Discourses and Critical Perspectives

Editors: Aaltio, Iiris, Mills, Albert J., Mills, Jean Helms (Eds.)

  • Gives implications and insights into applying age sensitive HRM and leadership practices
  • Discusses the dichotomy between the needs of organisations to retain organisational memory and tacit knowledge, while balancing concerns about the loss of skills of older workers
  • Provides interdisciplinary research on the topics of age, gender and sociology at work
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About this book

This book explores critical perspectives on ageing in organisations and offers both managerial and workplace practices for dealing with this prominent issue. The collection provides cross-disciplinary research on the discursive and mythological aspects of ageing at work as well as recent studies of the relationship between age and innovation, talent, careers, and workplace transitions. The book brings together authors from Europe, North America and Australia. By addressing current societal challenges and offering insights on ageing at work, this book will be of interest to those involved in human resource management, workplace organisation and the sociology of work.

About the authors

Iiris Aaltio is Professor of Management and Leadership at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. She holds also adjunct professorships at Aalto University, the University of Turku and the University of Lapland, Finland. She sits on the editorial boards of international journals including the Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies and Culture and Organization, and has authored, edited and co-edited a variety of books and special issues in the areas of culture, diversity and gender in organisations.

Jean Helms Mills is Professor of Management at the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University, Canada, Docent at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, and has been a Senior Research Fellow at Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, since 2008. Jean is currently Co-Editor of Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management and Associate Editor for Gender, Work and Organization.

 Albert J. Mills is Professor and Director of Management at the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, Canada. He is also Professor at the University of Eastern Finland. Albert is the author of over forty books and special issues, including the recently published Insights and Research on the study of Gender and Intersectionality in International Airline Cultures (2017). He is currently the Co-Chair of the International Board for Critical Management Studies and Co-Editor of Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Why to Study Ageing in Organisations?

    Aaltio, Iiris (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

  • We the Inuit: Fluid Notions of Age and Non-corporeal Actants

    Price, Shelley T. (et al.)

    Pages 19-40

  • Reifying Age-Related Employment Problems Through the Constructions of the “Problematic” Older and Younger Worker

    Scheuer, Cara Lynn (et al.)

    Pages 41-63

  • Ageing, Gender and Leadership: A Study Based on Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings

    Aaltio, Iiris

    Pages 65-85

  • Late Career and Retirement in the Context of Changing Careers

    Salminen, Hanna (et al.)

    Pages 89-111

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58813-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58812-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ageing, Organisations and Management
Book Subtitle
Constructive Discourses and Critical Perspectives
Editors
  • Iiris Aaltio
  • Albert J. Mills
  • Jean Helms Mills
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58813-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58813-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58812-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 370
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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