IJMB Journal – Abstracts
International Journal of Management and Business
IJMB Volume II, Issue 1
International Age Discrimination: Management Challenges and Opportunities
Bahaudin G. Mujtaba, Frank J. Cavico, Donovan A. McFarlane
Many challenges confront older workers who remain employed or who seek to reenter the job market. One challenge is age discrimination in employment. The purpose of this practical article, therefore, is to examine the important and challenging topic of the aging workforce and particularly age discrimination in employment in a variety of global contexts – legal, cultural, ethical, managerial, and practical. Important goals of the authors are to help employers avoid age discrimination lawsuits as well as to provide appropriate recommendations to employers to help them deal with the challenges of attracting, hiring, retaining, and developing older workers in the workforce in a value-maximizing manner for all the organization’s stakeholders. The authors examine age discrimination in the global work environment and convey its deleterious consequences and international and managerial implications. Furthermore, suggestions for discrimination awareness and cultural sensitivity training are provided.
Keywords: age discrimination, global work environment, cultural sensitivity, global workforce, generational differences, ADEA, anti-discrimination law