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Enhancing Knowledge Sharing in Age-Diverse Organizations: The Role of HRM Practices

Age Diversity in the Workplace

ISBN: 978-1-78743-074-7, eISBN: 978-1-78743-073-0

ISSN: 1877-6361

Publication date: 1 August 2017


Building on these insights, this chapter looks at the role of the human resource management (HRM) system as a key facilitator of effective knowledge sharing in age-diverse organizations. To this end, the chapter focuses on HR planning, training and development, performance appraisal, and reward systems, each of which can be used to develop the motivations, norms, and accountability structures that encourage employees of different ages to bridge their differences and integrate their unique perspectives and knowledge. This chapter suggests ways of tailoring HRM practices to unlock the benefits of age diversity, which may help organizations exploit and capitalize on the knowledge-based resources held by their younger and older employees.



Sammarra, A., Profili, S., Maimone, F. and Gabrielli, G. (2017), "Enhancing Knowledge Sharing in Age-Diverse Organizations: The Role of HRM Practices", Age Diversity in the Workplace (Advanced Series in Management, Vol. 17), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 161-187.



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