Changing Age and Career Concepts in the Austrian Banking Industry

A Case Study of Middle-Aged Non-managerial Employees and Managers

  • Barbara Marina¬†Covarrubias Venegas

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Barbara Marina Covarrubias Venegas
    Pages 1-13
  3. Barbara Marina Covarrubias Venegas
    Pages 15-62
  4. Barbara Marina Covarrubias Venegas
    Pages 173-194

About this book


Demographic change is affecting societies and organizations alike. Although ageing is relevant to all, there is still a tendency for more negative stereotypes to be attributed to older individuals, while positive stereotypes are mainly associated with younger individuals. Further, there are indications of gendered ageism, showing that age prejudices are more likely to affect women. This book argues that, through holistic measures, human resources management is of fundamental importance to an age-friendly and non-age-discriminatory culture. It can be assumed that awareness-raising on age issues also takes into account the gender issue. Drawing on qualitative interviews with employees in the Austrian banking industry and using an analytical framework, the author provides suggestions and implications for organizations to address this situation.


Middle-aged employees Gender and ageing Demographic changes Age discrimination Ageist stereotypes Career development and retirement

Authors and affiliations

  • Barbara Marina¬†Covarrubias Venegas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ManagementUniversity of Applied Sciences for Management & CommunicationViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-22608-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-22609-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1941
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-716X
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