Older People in the Workplace: An Empirical Investigation of Older Workers in Chinese Auto Parts Manufacturing Industry
WU, Chendong (2010) Older People in the Workplace: An Empirical Investigation of Older Workers in Chinese Auto Parts Manufacturing Industry. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)
The aged tendency of population has increasingly become an issue in many countries over the world. This problem has also caused an increase in the percentage of older workforce postponing their retirement and remaining in the workplace. Older people at the work have been studied by a number of scholars in the past few decades. However, a study of older workers of a particular country is scarce. This dissertation aims to study the older workers in the Chinese auto parts manufacturing industry. Qualitative research methods are used. A series of research questions are proposed in order to understand the reasons that older workers remaining in the organizations, the difficulties they face in the workplace, the reasons that company hires older workers, and older workers’ degree of satisfaction of human resource (HR) policies in their organizations. The participating interviewees of this research are older workers and HR managers from two chosen companies. Interview results are analyzed and discussed by being applied to the identified literature and background studies. Finally, some practical managerial implications are carried out for managers.
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