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Special Issue Call for Papers
Age in the Workplace: Challenges and Opportunities

Special Issue Editors: Franco Fraccaroli University of Trento, Donald M. Truxillo Portland State University

It is estimated that by 2050, the population of older workers (55-64) in Europe will grow up to 60% (Carone & Costello, 2006). It is estimated that by 2018, approximately one quarter of the U.S. workforce will be age 55 or older (Tossi, 2009). This older, more age diverse workforce is raising new research questions. Researchers are examining how age affects a range of important work outcomes such as job performance (e.g., Ng & Feldman, 2008), motivation (e.g., Kanfer & Ackerman, 2004), career trajectories (e.g., Wang, 2007), age stereotypes (Posthuma & Campion, 2009), and job attitudes (e.g., Ng & Feldman, 2010).

These shifts in age composition increase the importance of understanding the role of age in the workplace. The academic literature has begun to address age in the workplace in many respects, although advances are needed in terms of theory and practice.

The goals of this special issue on age in the workplace are to advance theory and research in this field and to showcase top research from around the world.

Empirical, theoretical, or conceptual papers are all welcome. A complete description of the special issue can be found at http://www.workpsychologyarena.com/common/news-items/pewo-2011-age-in-workplace.pdf.

Initial draft of papers due: March 31, 2012
Initial decision to authors: July 31, 2012 
Expected publication: 2013

Note that the special issue is open and competitive. All papers will undergo a double-blind, peer-review process. 

Interested authors may send a short description via e-mail to either of the guest editors, Franco Fraccaroli (Franco.Fraccaroli@unitn.it) or Donald Truxillo (truxillod@pdx.edu). In general, manuscripts should be limited to 7,000 words not including references, tables, and figures.