Conclusion and Future Research

  • Dorien T. A. M. KooijEmail author
  • Denise M. Rousseau
  • P. Matthijs Bal


This chapter highlights key insights into the dynamics of older workers and the opportunities available to redesign both their work experiences and the practices of contemporary organizations to the benefit of both. It identifies key evidence-based principles to optimize the employee-employer relationship of aging workers to maintain their health, motivation and productivity. It lays out the most prominent future research avenues, as well as practical implications.


Leadership Behavior Psychological Contract Employment Relationship Line Manager Future Time Perspective 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dorien T. A. M. Kooij
    • 1
    Email author
  • Denise M. Rousseau
    • 2
    • 3
  • P. Matthijs Bal
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Human Resource StudiesUniversity of TilburgTilburgThe Netherlands
  2. 2.H. John Heinz III CollegeCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA
  3. 3.Tepper School of BusinessCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA
  4. 4.School of ManagementUniversity of BathBathUK

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