Dear Colleague


This is to invite you to submit for the AIRC3 conference at Ashridge Business School, UK,  [ 19-21 July) that will look at all management aspects of ageing and the organisation, under the title


Multi-generation Challenges:

Integrating the age into manAGEment and organisation.


See - submission deadline 1 May 2013


Multigenerational Challenges:

integrating age into management and organisation

19–21 July 2013

Ashridge Business School

Berkhamsted, near London, UK


Conference Chairs:

Professor Carla Millar, Fellow Ashridge Business School

and Professor at the University of Twente

Dr. Vicki Culpin, Dean of Faculty, Ashridge Business School

Philip Mix, Director of Ashridge Consulting


AIRC3 submission deadline: 1 May 2013

Acceptance by:                     31 May 2013

Early Bird fee till                    21 June 2013


Linked to Special Issues of four peer reviewed journals -  see or below


AIRC3 conference:

Keynote speakers

• Professor Cheryl Haslam, Loughborough University: Working Late: strategies

to enhance productive and healthy environments for the older workforce

• Professor Beatrice van der Heijden, Radboud University, Nijmegen & Open

Universiteit in the Netherlands: Sustainable employability enhancement

throughout the lifespan

• Professor Phil Harris, University of Chester: Public policy, power and public

affairs on ageing related issues

• Professor John Mahon, University of Maine – A Comparison of UK/Europe and

the US on attitude, strategy, policy and practice re ageing in the organisation.


Call for Papers:


Businesses and organisations around the world are facing

the challenges of employing a workforce that is ageing

in a world that is ageing. Concerns of company leaders

and managers in the western world have shifted from

considering options for their own and their employees’

“early retirement” to the issue of at what age they will

eventually be able to retire. Companies must address the

issue of integrating fast-growing Generation Y populations

who may be at work till the age of 67-70 into workforces

led and managed by people with different life experiences.


Many global and globalising leaders are simultaneously

addressing both of these issues which present challenges

for managers and the organisation, for career management,

pensions, technological forecasting and innovation, public

policy, education and training. This makes it timely and

appropriate to gather the research and experiences of both

academics and professional practitioners in this domain.


As its societies age, the world is undergoing a remarkable

transformation, and its impact will ripple through all

sectors of the global economy. In the West, leadership and

management of an increasingly ageing workforce will pose

new challenges for managers and management education,

and to the pace, structures and working practices of

their organisations. To date, there has been little or no

substantive research on the impact of these demographic

changes on the practice of management, or the implications

for the next generation of its leaders and managers.


Simultaneously, emerging countries (led by, but not limited to,

the BRIC economies), are undergoing rapid industrialisation

and modernisation. These efforts have been, and mostly

continue to be, led and managed by generational cohorts

with little or no history (or training) of company leadership and

management development within their own countries. Younger

people (e.g. called Generation Y) are increasingly entering

emerging and developing country workforces with different

expectations and assumptions than those of their leaders and

managers. There is little substantive research on (optimising)

the effectiveness and of cross-generational working in

companies within emerging economies.


Finally, there is, to date, a dearth of research on how MNCs

and globalising companies are simultaneously leading and

managing the challenges posed by social and technological

change, and by the different changing demographics in

developed, emerging and developing country environments.


Within the theme “Multigenerational Challenges: integrating

age into manAGEment and organisation” we invite you to

submit papers on (but not be limited to):


Cross-generational Working and Organisational Change:

• novel approaches to leading and managing ageing and

multigenerational workforces

• creative use of older generations

• senior talent management

• longer career transitions

• employee engagement: meaningful work and sustainable


• emotions and motivation in organisations

• cross-generational wellbeing in organisations and in

organisational restructuring

• new theories and approaches to cross-generational

mentoring and management


Public Policy / Corporate Governance / International


• public policy for multigenerational occupational challenges

• stakeholder led strategy on managing the ‘longer’


• corporate governance and the ageing generation

• flourishing in the 21st century – sustainable workplace

growth and prosperity

• organisational reputation (public, private and non-profi t) and

effective multi-stakeholder involvement

• Global experiences of ageing and longer careers

• Ageing and the MNC in developed and emerging markets


Technology and Organisational and Social Change

• The interaction of technology, ageing, wellbeing and the

multigenerational workforce

• Generation Y and e-management

• Ageing related technological forecasting and social change



AIRC3 Conference Opening Panel of Experts:

·         Derek Browne       CEO Entrepreneurs in Action (EiA)

·         Gordon Lishman    Former Director General Age Concern                      

·         Brendan Noonan   Vice President Group Learning & Development, Emirates Airline Group

·         Philip Sadler           Tomorrow’s Company & Former CEO Ashridge         

·         Kai Peters, Chair    Dean & CEO Ashridge Business School


AIRC3 offers dialogue among colleagues and timely feedback

and peer review on your papers before the submission

deadlines for the individual journal Special Issues.

We welcome the submission of original full papers, advanced

work in progress, as well as policy papers and research

based proposals for panels on the conference theme.


Special Issues of peer reviewed journals:

AIRC3 is linked to Special Issues of four peer reviewed

journals, submissions for which have to be made separately

by Sept/Oct 2013.

• Journal of Managerial Psychology

• Journal of Organizational Change Management

• Journal of Public Affairs

• Technological Forecasting and Social Change, an international   journal


For further information, see


AIRC3 Conference Deadlines and review process

• Deadline for the submission of full papers, advanced work

in progress, or panel proposals for the conference:

1 May 2013

• Decision on acceptance for the conference:

1 June 2013

* Latest date for early bird all inclusive conference fee:

21 June 2013

• Revised papers for Conference Proceedings:

1 July 2013



• All manuscripts will be double-blind reviewed.

• Papers are submitted with the understanding that they are

original, unpublished works that are not being submitted

elsewhere and that [one of] the author[s] will attend the

conference and present the paper

• Submission details can be accessed at

uk/AIRC3. Please follow the link ‘submissions’ and clearly

indicate that your submission is for the conference.

• Manuscripts should follow the style guidelines of the

Journal of Organizational Change Management.


• Details:

– First page: manuscript title and name of author[s],

institutional affiliation, and contact information for each of

the authors

– Second page: manuscript title and brief biography of each

of the authors (maximum 100 words)

– Third page: manuscript title and brief abstract of the paper

(maximum 250 words)

– Fourth page and balance of paper: title and the text of


– Your submission should be in English and should be

between 4000 and 5000 words in length

Important: the name/s of the author/s should not appear

or be referenced after the second page of the manuscript.


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AIRC3:   An intimate multidisciplinary international conference linking select academics and professionals


Looking forward to your submission and to welcoming you to the conference


Very best regards,


Carla Millar.


Prof. dr. Carla C.J.M. Millar

Chair AIRC3


Professor, International Marketing & Management

University of Twente

School of Management & Governance

PO Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede

The Netherlands

0031 53 489 5355

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Fellow, Ashridge

Berkhamsted, Herts HP4 1NS, UK

0044 1442 84 1175

0044 20 7402 4700

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