A2 Review article, Literature review, Systematic review
Barriers and wellbeing-oriented enablers of intergenerational innovation in the digital age (2023)

Nurhas, I., Geisler, S., Ojala, A., & Pawlowski, J. M. (2023). Barriers and wellbeing-oriented enablers of intergenerational innovation in the digital age. Universal Access in the Information Society, 22(2), 591-607. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10209-021-00844-w

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Nurhas, Irawan; Geisler, Stefan; Ojala, Arto; Pawlowski, Jan M.

Journal or series: Universal Access in the Information Society

ISSN: 1615-5289

eISSN: 1615-5297

Publication year: 2023

Publication date: 07/10/2021

Volume: 22

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 591-607

Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

Publication country: Netherlands

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10209-021-00844-w

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/78195


So far, researchers have used a wellbeing-centered approach to catalyze successful intergenerational collaboration (IGC) in innovative activities. However, due to the subject’s multidisciplinary nature, there is still a dearth of comprehensive research devoted to constructing the IGC system. Thus, the purpose of this study is to fill a research void by providing a conceptual framework for information technology (IT) system designers to use as a jumping-off point for designing an IGC system with a wellbeing-oriented design. A systematic literature study was conducted to identify relevant terms and develop a conceptual framework based on a review of 75 selected scientific papers. The result consists of prominent thematic linkages and a conceptual framework related to design technology for IGC systems. The conceptual framework provides a comprehensive overview of IGC systems in the innovation process by identifying five barrier dimensions and using six wellbeing determinants as IGC catalysts. Moreover, this study discusses future directions for research on IGC systems. This study offers a novel contribution by shifting the technology design process from an age-based design approach to wellbeing-driven IGC systems. Additional avenues for investigation were revealed through the analysis of the study’s findings.

Keywords: innovations; innovation (activity); digitalisation; ageing employees; well-being; barriers; challenges; startup companies

Free keywords: intergenerational collaboration; intergenerational innovation; barriers and challenges; digital collaboration; startups innovation

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Reporting Year: 2022

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