This article builds on sociological research on collective memories, psychological perspectives framed by research on psychological contracts, and Affective Events Theory (AET) to develop a framework linking memories of generational events to workplace attitudes and behaviors. We develop our framework in a two-stage process. First, we maintain that memories of generational events are a function of the level and nature of significance that individuals attach to key historical events identified in past collective memory research. Second, we specify the antecedents and outcomes of generational memories in diverse and contemporary organizations. We conclude by discussing implications of generational memories in the workplace for HRM research and practice.
- Generational memories
- Work attitudes
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Psychology
- Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management