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Unpacking Generational Identities in Organizations

Published on Jul 1, 2010in Academy of Management Review
· DOI :10.5465/amr.35.3.zok392
Aparna Joshi30
Estimated H-index: 30
(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign),
John C. Dencker12
Estimated H-index: 12
(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
+ 1 AuthorsJoseph J. Martocchio29
Estimated H-index: 29
(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
Abstract
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.
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