Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: Volume 17 Issue 2


An International Journal

Table of contents - Special Issue: Meanings, contexts and future of ageing studies: Intersections of Age and Ageing with organizations

Guest Editors: Stefanie Ruel, Iiris Aaltio, Tarja Römer-Paakkanen, Banu Ozkazanc-Pan

Aesthetic wisdom of older workers

Kristiina Niemi-Kaija

The purpose of this study is to propose the notion of the value and contribution of the wisdom of older workers in working life.

The extended late career phase – examining senior nursing professionals

Hanna Salminen, Monika E. von Bonsdorff, Deborah McPhee, Pia Heilmann

By relying on a sustainable career perspective and recent studies on senior employees’ late career phase, this study aims to examine senior (50+) nurses’ late career narratives in…

How do employers think about older workers?

Hila Axelrad, Alexandra Kalev, Noah Lewin-Epstein

Higher pensionable age in many countries that are part of Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and a shrinking pension income force older people to…

“Once an entrepreneur, always an entrepreneur” positioning analysis of written narratives

Anu Järvensivu, Monika E. von Bonsdorff

The negative stereotypes concerning late-career workers are found to prevail and lead to negative circulation of narratives and actions between individuals and societies. Using…

Organizing work and activities to cope with age – the role of entrepreneurship for individuals aged 50+

Carin Holmquist, Elisabeth Sundin

The aim of this article is to discuss how age and entrepreneurship interact in the specific case of older (50+) entrepreneurs. Building on theories on entrepreneurship and…


Women's entrepreneurship at an older age: women linguists' hybrid careers

Tarja Römer-Paakkanen, Pirjo Takanen-Körperich

This study investigates how older women linguists' careers developed and led to self-employment, and this not necessarily in a linear career stage fashion. The focus is on…

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