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dc.contributor.authorKunze, Fen
dc.contributor.authorMenges, Jochenen
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-15T12:40:18Z
dc.date.available2017-08-15T12:40:18Z
dc.date.issued2017-05en
dc.identifier.issn0894-3796
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/266408
dc.description.abstractYounger employees are often promoted into supervisory positions in which they then manage older subordinates. Do companies benefit or suffer when supervisors and subordinates have inverse age differences? In this study, we examine how average age differences between younger supervisors and older subordinates are linked to the emotions that prevail in the workforce, and to company performance. We propose that the average age differences determine how frequently older subordinates and their coworkers experience negative emotions, and that these emotion frequency levels in turn relate to company performance. The indirect relationship between age differences and performance occurs only if subordinates express their feelings toward their supervisor, but the association is neutralized if emotions are suppressed. We find consistent evidence for this theoretical model in a study of 61 companies with multiple respondents.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleYounger supervisors, older subordinates: an organizational-level study of age differences, emotions, and performanceen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage486
prism.issueIdentifier4en
prism.publicationDate2017en
prism.publicationNameJournal of Organizational Behavioren
prism.startingPage461
prism.volume38en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.12153
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-08-01en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1002/job.2129en
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-05en
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2016-09-04en


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