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Generations at Work: A Phronetic Approach to Aged and Generational Scholarship

Abstract Scholarship and the popular press alike assert that, within the workplace and the world, there are distinct generational groups who are hallmarked by fundamental differences. Generational scholarship, undergirded by the priori assumption that generational differences must be managed, has become a well traversed field despite very little empirical evidence to substantiate the claims made about the attitudes, values, and beliefs of these purported generational cohorts. Scholars debate the veracity of generational characteristics, but few have taken critical approaches and noted the absence of theory and meta-discourse in the field. All the while, the over-simplified stereotypes are perpetuatued and employed in making fundamental decisions abo... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Hitchcock, Steven David (Author) / Alberts, Janet K (Advisor) / Miller, Kathy I (Advisor) / Corley, Kevin G (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Communication / Management / Age / Generations / Organizational communication / Organizational studies / Qualitative
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 165 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Communication 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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