Generational differences at work: introduction and overview

  title={Generational differences at work: introduction and overview},
  author={Keith A Macky and Dianne Gardner and Stewart J. Forsyth},
  journal={Journal of Managerial Psychology},
Purpose – This introduction seeks to provide a brief background to the notion that there are generational differences at work and to introduce the papers included in this special issue of the Journal of Managerial Psychology.Design/methodology/approach – The current context concerning generational differences at work is briefly outlined followed by a description of the core theory underpinning the notion of generational cohorts. Criticisms of this theoretical premise are provided before a brief… 
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