publication . Article . Other literature type . 2012

Organisational age cultures: The interplay of chief executive officers age and attitudes toward younger and older employees

Zacher, Hannes; Gielnik, Michael;
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  • Published: 26 Nov 2012 Journal: International Small Business Journal: Researching Entrepreneurship, volume 32, pages 327-349 (issn: 0266-2426, eissn: 1741-2870, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
This article investigates the interactive effects of chief executive officer (CEO) age and CEO attitudes toward younger and older employees on organisational age cultures. Data was collected from 66 CEOs of small and medium-sized businesses and 274 employees. Results were consistent with expectations based on organisational culture and upper echelons theories. The relationship between CEO age and organisational age culture for younger employees was negative for CEOs with a less positive attitude toward younger employees and positive for those with a more positive attitude toward younger employees. The relationship between CEO age and organisational age culture f...
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free text keywords: /dk/atira/pure/core/keywords/entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, /dk/atira/pure/core/keywords/549207066, Business psychology, Business and International Management, Upper echelons, Organizational culture, Social psychology, Economics, Small business, business.industry, business, Chief executive officer, Aging in the American workforce, Management
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2012

Organisational age cultures: The interplay of chief executive officers age and attitudes toward younger and older employees

Zacher, Hannes; Gielnik, Michael;