Aging Workers and the Employee-Employer Relationship

  • P. Matthijs Bal
  • Dorien T.A.M. Kooij
  • Denise M. Rousseau

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. P. Matthijs Bal, Dorien T. A. M. Kooij, Denise M. Rousseau
    Pages 1-9
  3. The Role of Context and the Organization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Stephan A. Boehm, Florian Kunze
      Pages 33-55
    3. Dorien T. A. M. Kooij, Karina van de Voorde
      Pages 57-72
    4. Eva Knies, Peter Leisink, Jo Thijssen
      Pages 73-86
    5. Hannes Zacher, Michael Clark, Ellen C. Anderson, Oluremi B. Ayoko
      Pages 87-104
  4. The Role of the Older Worker

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Tim Vantilborgh, Nicky Dries, Ans de Vos, P. Matthijs Bal
      Pages 107-127
    3. Dorien T. A. M. Kooij, Maria Tims, Ruth Kanfer
      Pages 145-161
    4. Isabel Raemdonck, Simon Beausaert, Dominik Fröhlich, Nané Kochoian, Caroline Meurant
      Pages 163-184
  5. Working Beyond Retirement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. René Schalk, Donatienne Desmette
      Pages 187-201
    3. Cort W. Rudolph, Annet H. De Lange, Beatrice Van der Heijden
      Pages 221-242
    4. Dorien T. A. M. Kooij, Denise M. Rousseau, P. Matthijs Bal
      Pages 261-268

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.


Age Climate Age Diversity Age Diversity and Age Climate in the Workplace Aging Workers Discrimination Older Workers Employability Older Workers Employee-Employer Relationship Motivation of Older Workers Strategic HRM for Older Workers Successful Aging at Work Transition in Late Career

Editors and affiliations

  • P. Matthijs Bal
    • 1
  • Dorien T.A.M. Kooij
    • 2
  • Denise M. Rousseau
    • 3
  1. 1.School of ManagementUniversity of BathBathUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Human Resource StudiesUniversity of TilburgTilburgThe Netherlands
  3. 3.H. John Heinz III CollegeCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-08006-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-08007-9
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