Multigenerational organisations: A challenge for technology and social change

Carla Millar, Martin Lockett

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5 Citations (Scopus)


This paper analyses demographic and organisational trends associated with an ageing workforce and introduces the articles in the special issue of Technological Forecasting and Social Change on Ageing2Agility: Multi-stakeholder Technological Forecasting for the Multi-generational Challenges in the Organisation. It is argued that the impact of ageing on organisations is both inherently inter-disciplinary and relatively neglected compared with other fields such as demographics and economics. Organisations throughout the world must address the issue of integrating fast-growing Generation Y populations into workforces led and managed by people with very different (often more traditional cultural) life experiences. Addressing these issues presents challenges for technological forecasting and opportunities for innovation. Organisations will have to adapt to both ongoing technological development and social changes such as an ageing workforce and customer base.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-283
Number of pages11
JournalTechnological Forecasting and Social Change
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Ageing research
  • Ageing workforce
  • Multi-generational organisations
  • Myths of ageing
  • Technology and social change

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Applied Psychology
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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