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Changing Age and Career Concepts in the Austrian Banking Industry

A Case Study of Middle-Aged Non-managerial Employees and Managers

  • Discusses the effects of age and gender in career development in a significant case study

  • Provides a thorough literature review on age, age stereotypes and contemporary careers

  • Presents practical implications for organizational and managerial practice about challenges regarding age, gender and careers


Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Barbara Marina Covarrubias Venegas
    Pages 1-13
  3. Barbara Marina Covarrubias Venegas
    Pages 15-62
  4. Barbara Marina Covarrubias Venegas
    Pages 173-194

About this book


Demographic change is affecting societies and organizations alike. Although ageing is relevant to all, there is still a tendency for more negative stereotypes to be attributed to older individuals, while positive stereotypes are mainly associated with younger individuals. Further, there are indications of gendered ageism, showing that age prejudices are more likely to affect women. This book argues that, through holistic measures, human resources management is of fundamental importance to an age-friendly and non-age-discriminatory culture. It can be assumed that awareness-raising on age issues also takes into account the gender issue. Drawing on qualitative interviews with employees in the Austrian banking industry and using an analytical framework, the author provides suggestions and implications for organizations to address this situation.


Middle-aged employees Gender and ageing Demographic changes Age discrimination Ageist stereotypes Career development and retirement

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ManagementUniversity of Applied Sciences for Management & CommunicationViennaAustria

About the authors

Barbara Marina Covarrubias Venegas received her PhD at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria. Her research focuses on Age Diversity, New Ways of Working, Flexible Organizations, Organizational Culture, Cross Cultural Management and Digital Leadership. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Changing Age and Career Concepts in the Austrian Banking Industry
  • Book Subtitle A Case Study of Middle-Aged Non-managerial Employees and Managers
  • Authors Barbara Marina Covarrubias Venegas
  • Series Title Contributions to Management Science
  • Series Abbreviated Title Contributions to Management Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-22608-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-22611-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-22609-1
  • Series ISSN 1431-1941
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-716X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 194
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Human Resource Management
    Business Strategy/Leadership
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