Unpacking Generational Identities in Organizations

Aparna Joshi, John Dencker, Gentz Franz, Joseph Martocchio

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Generational phenomena underlie several complex organizational challenges. Yet many fundamental questions regarding what generations mean and what the implications of generational differences in organizations are remain unanswered. The framework proposed in this paper allows us to incorporate multidisciplinary conceptualizations of generations as various dimensions of a generational identity, to specify conditions under which these dimensions may be activated in organizational contexts, and to derive implications for intergenerational interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)392-414
Number of pages23
JournalAcademy of Management Review
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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