Defining organizational contributions to sustaining an ageing workforce: a bibliometric review

N. Renuga Nagarajan (Lead / Corresponding author), Mineko Wada, Mei Lan Fang, Andrew Sixsmith

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    Abstract

    The ageing of populations worldwide has implications for workforces in developed countries, and labour shortages have increasingly become a political concern. Governments in developed countries have responded by increasing the retirement age as a strategy for overcoming the fall in labour supply. Using bibliometric techniques, we reviewed 122 articles published between 1990 and 2018 to examine the effectiveness of the strategy in addressing the labour shortages and, in particular, to identify the factors that contribute positively to maintaining worker participation within an ageing workforce at an organizational level. The results identified five organizational factors that support continued participation: health, institutions, human resource management, human capital and technology tools. Employers will increasingly need to develop “age-friendly” workplaces and practices if they are to recruit and retain older workers.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)337-361
    Number of pages25
    JournalEuropean Journal of Ageing
    Volume16
    Issue number3
    Early online date23 Mar 2019
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2019

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    Bibliometrics
    age-friendly workplace
    Developed Countries
    shortage
    worker participation
    labor
    retirement age
    human resource management
    Retirement
    labor supply
    Workplace
    human capital
    employer
    Economics
    Technology
    worker
    participation
    Health
    health
    Population

    Keywords

    • Ageing workforce
    • Bibliometrics
    • Labour market
    • Organization

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    Nagarajan, N. Renuga ; Wada, Mineko ; Fang, Mei Lan ; Sixsmith, Andrew. / Defining organizational contributions to sustaining an ageing workforce : a bibliometric review. In: European Journal of Ageing. 2019 ; Vol. 16, No. 3. pp. 337-361.
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    Defining organizational contributions to sustaining an ageing workforce : a bibliometric review. / Nagarajan, N. Renuga (Lead / Corresponding author); Wada, Mineko; Fang, Mei Lan; Sixsmith, Andrew.

    In: European Journal of Ageing, Vol. 16, No. 3, 15.09.2019, p. 337-361.

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