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Literature Review on Ageing Research

  • Barbara Marina Covarrubias Venegas
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Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Abstract

This chapter presents the theoretical foundations of this thesis that underpin the relevance of the subject. The Deficit/Depreciation Model of Ageing and Life Span Psychology are introduced and special attention is paid to Socio-emotional Selectivity Theory as well as the Selective Optimization with Compensation Model, which are particularly relevant for the scope of this study. Moreover, age concepts, definitions of age groups and generations are discussed and contrasted hereafter. In addition, a sub-section revisits the theoretical stream of research on norms, stereotypes and discrimination in the organisational context. The last section discusses age diversity and Human Resource Management practices, focussing on the areas of recruitment and selection, training and development as well as retention.

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

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