Intergenerational learning in organizations. An effective way to stimulate older employee learning and development

Donald Ropes (Associate Professor based at the Centre for Research in Intellectual Capital, Inholland University of Applied Sciences, Haarlem, The Netherlands)

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Publication date: 28 January 2014

Abstract

Purpose

To illustrate the possibilities of implementing intergenerational learning as a strategy for promoting older worker learning and development.

Design/methodology/approach

Review of literature.

Findings

Intergenerational learning is theoretically a natural and effective way for organizations to maintain competitive advantage in an ageing society.

Research limitations/implications

There needs to be empirical work that actually tests the theoretical propositions.

Originality/value

While intergenerational learning is not a new concept, using it as a strategy for assuring older worker learning is a new application.

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Citation

Ropes, D. (2014), "Intergenerational learning in organizations. An effective way to stimulate older employee learning and development", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 28 No. 2, pp. 7-9. https://doi.org/10.1108/DLO-10-2013-0078

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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