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Title: African versus portuguese managers’ attitudes toward older workers:an empirical study
Author: Rego, Arménio
Vitória, Andreia
Ribeiro, Tânia
Ribeiro, Leonor
Lourenço, Rui
Leal, Susana
Cunha, Miguel Pina e
Keywords: African managers
Portuguese managers
Older workers
Younger students
Older students
HRM decisions
Issue Date: Aug-2017
Publisher: ARG
Citation: Rego, A., Vitória, A., Ribeiro, T., Ribeiro, L., Lourenço-Gil, R., Leal, S. & Cunha, M. P. (2017). African versus portuguese managers’ attitudes toward older workers : an empirical study. Comunicação no 5 th International Conference Managing Organisations in Africa (ARG 2017), Belle Mare, Maurícia
Abstract: The study explores the attitudes toward older workers of African managers, and how these managers make HRM decisions in scenarios involving younger versus older students. We compare African (n= 154) with Portuguese (n= 134) managers. African (n= 63) and Portuguese (n= 138) university students are also included to make cultural, social and institutional explanations more robust. The findings suggest that, although African individuals have more positive attitudes toward older workers than Portuguese do, they make more discriminatory decisions in the HRM scenarios. We suggest that this contradiction may emerge from dualities characterizing Africa.
Peer review: yes
ISSN: 1694-3325
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