Late Career and Retirement in the Context of Changing Careers

  • Hanna Salminen
  • Monika von Bonsdorff


Salminen and von Bonsdorff provide a much-needed overview of recent studies focusing on older employees’ late career and retirement intentions in the context of the changing nature of careers. Owing to the current turbulent working life, individuals’ career and retirement patterns are more diverse and complex than before. By focusing on contemporary career models, Salminen and von Bonsdorff explore the possibilities and constraints that older employees may encounter under the new career realities. Based on the selective literature review, they identify several prerequisites for continuing working until retirement age and beyond, such as possibilities for continuous learning, adaptability, self-directed career attitude, and value-driven career decisions.


Late career Retirement Older employees 



The authors would like to thank the Finnish Work Environment Fund (number 110319 and 115192) for financial support. Monika E. von Bonsdorff has received support from the Academy of Finland (grant numbers 294530, 307114 and 303920).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hanna Salminen
    • 1
  • Monika von Bonsdorff
    • 2
  1. 1.School of ManagementUniversity of TampereTampereFinland
  2. 2.Gerontology Research Center, Faculty of Sport and Health SciencesUniversity of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland

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