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Older workers’ knack for new tricks: Need to challenge stereotypical assumptions

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 4 January 2016




This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.


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Later-career managers (i.e. older managers) were learning extensively, albeit incidentally, from workplace challenges, specifically those associated with their responsibilities, and from interacting with their managers, teams and external stakeholders.

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Retraction notice

The Publisher wishes to retract the precis article “Older workers' knack for new tricks: Need to challenge stereotypical assumptions”, published in Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal, Vol. 30 No. 1, 2016. It has come to the attention of Emerald Publishing that this precis article contains large sections of unattributed text taken from the original research article “It's never too late to learn” by Russell Paul Warhurst, Kate Emma Black, published in Journal of Workplace Learning, Vol. 27 No. 6, 2015.

Precis articles are intended to summarise original academic research articles for a different audience, and should not include verbatim passages from the original articles. This error occurred due to a miscommunication in the commissioning process.

To avoid any repeated incidents of this nature, Emerald has fully revised its guidelines and briefed its Commissioning Editors. Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal sincerely apologises to the original authors and its readers for this error. The original article can be viewed here:


(2016), "Older workers’ knack for new tricks: Need to challenge stereotypical assumptions", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 30 No. 1, pp. 26-28.



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