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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    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
    Issue number3
    Early online date23 Mar 2019
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2019


    • Ageing workforce
    • Bibliometrics
    • Labour market
    • Organization

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Health(social science)
    • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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