Lifelong Employability

Thriving in an Ageing Society

  • Philippa Dengler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 83-103

About this book


Increased longevity means that current structures for employment and retirement in Switzerland are not sustainable. To enable individuals and companies to thrive in our ageing society, changes in our social norms and attitudes about work and ageing need to occur. Philippa Dengler examines what these changes are, and what companies can do to support their employees to take control of their individual employability for a longer life. The practical implications benefit individuals, the companies they work for, and society as a whole.


  • Why Lifelong Employability Is Becoming Important
  • Key Elements of Employability
  • Empirical Method and Results
  • Typological Model and Practical Implications

Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in the fields of business psychology, occupational psychology, and management studies
  • Practitioners in human capital management, diversity and inclusion management, and personal development

The Author
Philippa Dengler is the managing owner of a bespoke consulting company in Switzerland. She provides advice and support to companies looking to manage change consciously for sustainable results. She conducted this research as part of her MSc in Economic Psychology.


Ageing Society Diversity Inclusion Openness to Experience Demographic Shift New Work Ageism Employability

Authors and affiliations

  • Philippa Dengler
    • 1
  1. 1.ZürichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-24623-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-24624-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2570-4060
  • Series Online ISSN 2570-4079
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