A1 Journal article (refereed)
Employee Age and Company Performance : An Integrated Model of Aging and Human Resource Management Practices (2018)


von Bonsdorff, M., Zhou, L., Wang, M., Vanhala, S., von Bonsdorff, M., & Rantanen, T. (2018). Employee Age and Company Performance : An Integrated Model of Aging and Human Resource Management Practices. Journal of Management, 44(8), 3124-3150. https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206316662314


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Publication details

All authors or editors: von Bonsdorff, Monika; Zhou, Le; Wang, Mo; Vanhala, Sinikka; von Bonsdorff, Mikaela; Rantanen, Taina

Journal or series: Journal of Management

ISSN: 0149-2063

eISSN: 1557-1211

Publication year: 2018

Volume: 44

Issue number: 8

Pages range: 3124-3150

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.; Southern Management Association

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206316662314

Publication open access: Not open

Publication channel open access:

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/59955


Abstract

This study investigated the relationships among company average age, company work ability, and company performance by examining (a) the effects of employee average use of selection, optimization, and compensation (SOC) personal strategies and high-involvement work practices (HIWPs) on employee work ability; (b) the buffering effects of both employee average use of SOC and HIWPs on the negative relationship between company-level average age of employees and employee work ability; and (c) the link between company average age and company performance as mediated by company work ability. Analysis was conducted on data from 70 Finnish companies in the retail and metal industries and their 889 employees. Results showed that company average age was negatively related to company work ability, which in turn was positively related to company performance assessed by company managers. HIWPs were positively related to company work ability. Employee average use of SOC strategies buffered the negative effect of company average age on company work ability. Theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed.


Keywords: work ability; ageing; employees; age; ageing employees; enterprises; effectiveness

Free keywords: selection, optimization, and compensation (SOC); aging; high-involvement work practices; company performance


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Reporting Year: 2018

JUFO rating: 2


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