Old and out? : age, employability, and the role of learning

D. Fröhlich

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisInternal

617 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Old and out? Not necessarily! The research in this thesis shows how employees stay employable as they age. In contrast to common workplace stereotypes, one's chronological age per se does not matter. Instead, being open to future career opportunities and engaging in learning activities are essential. Especially one's social network of colleagues at work is a powerful source for learning. This, in turn, helps to remain attractive in the labour market. The implications presented in this research project help managers, policy-makers, and older individuals to thrive in midst of the demographic shift.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Segers, Mien, Supervisor
  • Beausaert, Simon, Advisor
Award date2 Sep 2015
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789461594532
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • employability
  • aging employee
  • learning abilities

Cite this

Fröhlich, D. (2015). Old and out? : age, employability, and the role of learning. Datawyse / Universitaire Pers Maastricht.