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Title: Redefining retirement: age equality and therise of performance management
Authors: Williams, Glynne
Beck, Vanessa
First Published: 16-Nov-2015
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: Industrial Relations Journal, 2015 (Early View, In Press)
Abstract: How do individuals retire when there is no default retirement age? The changes to the retirement regulations were aimed at extending individual choice, but with the use of performance management, employers have a new tool with which to control the time and manner of retirement. Employees who fail to perform as required are now to be ‘managed out’. Therefore, retirement needs to be treated as an outcome of workplace employment relations with consequences for all age groups.
DOI Link: 10.1111/irj.12117
ISSN: 0019-8692
eISSN: 1468-2338
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Williams, G., and Beck, V. (2015) Redefining retirement: age equality and the rise of performance management. Industrial Relations Journal, which has been published in final form at doi: 10.1111/irj.12117. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
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