This new book looks at the unique career issues faced by those workers in their mid and late career stages, particularly with regard to the psychosocial dynamics of mid and late careers. With the growth in aging workers worldwide, we need a deeper understanding of the unique challenges and issues as well as the practical implications related to the shifting demographics to an older workforce, particularly the aging of the baby boom generation. This book reviews, summarizes and integrates the literature on a wide variety of issues and organizational realities related to these workers. Numerous case studies based on one-on-one interviews with older workers and recent retirees provides illustrative examples of the key concepts discussed in each chapter. Students, researchers, and professionals in industrial organizational psychology, human resource management, developmental psychology, vocational psychology and gerontology will find this authoritative book of interest.
Part 1: Introduction 1. Understanding Mid and Late Career: Transformations and Challenges 2. The Evolution of Career Theory 3. The Changing Nature of Work, Workers, the Workforce, and Organizations Part 2: Career Issues Unique to Mid and Late Careers 4. Career Issues Unique to Mid and Late Careers – Individual Level Factors 5. Career Issues Unique to Mid and Late Careers – Job Level Factors 6. Career Issues Unique to Mid and Late Careers – Organizational Level Factors Part 3: Topical Issues Related to Mid and Late Careers 7. Mid and Late Career Renewal: Opportunities and Challenges 8. Performance Management: Issues and Challenges 9. Training, Development, and Mentoring 10. Work and Nonwork Issues for Individuals in Their Mid and Late Career 11. The Transition to Retirement Part 4: Conclusion 12. A Resource Based Dynamic Perspective on Mid and Late Careers