Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/158762
Authors: 
Frosch, Katharina
Göbel, Christian
Zwick, Thomas
Year of Publication: 
2011
Citation: 
[Journal:] Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung – Journal for Labour Market Research [ISSN:] 2510-5027 [Volume:] 44 [Year:] 2011 [Issue:] 4 [Pages:] 321-338
Abstract: 
Adopting a dynamic perspective, this paper investigates age-related staffing patterns in German establishments and their effect on innovative performance. First, we investigate how establishments achieve the necessary workforce rejuvenation - from the inflow of younger or from outflows of older workers. In addition, we explore whether certain staffing patterns are more likely to appear under different economic regimes. In a second step, we analyze whether an establishment's innovative performance is related to the staffing patterns it experiences. The analysis of linked-employer-employee data shows that most of the 585 German establishments covered rejuvenate by inflows of younger workers. Half of the establishments also use the outflow of older workers. Furthermore, workforces are more likely to become more age-heterogeneous in growing establishments. Finally, we do not find evidence that a youth-centered human resource strategy (always) fosters innovation.
Subjects: 
Personalpolitik
altersspezifische Faktoren
human resource management
Innovationsfähigkeit
Beschäftigtenstruktur
Altern
Personaleinstellung
Entlassungen
IAB-Linked-Employer-Employee-Datensatz
Altersstruktur
ältere Arbeitnehmer
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Document Type: 
Article

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