This milestone Handbook brings together an impressive collection of international contributions on micro research in Organizational Behavior. Focusing on core micro Organizational Behavior issues, chapters cover key themes such as individual and group behaviour. The Sage Handbook of Organizational Behavior Volumes I provides students and scholars with an insightful and wide reaching survey of the current state of the field and is an indespensible road map to the subject area. The Sage Handbook of Organizational Behavior Volume II will publish in November 2008. Edited by Stewart R Clegg and Cary L Cooper this Handbook draws together contributions from leading macro Organizational Behavior scholars.

Unemployment and Retirement

Unemployment and retirement

Most of the other chapters in this handbook examine people doing work for pay. Here, however, we focus on people who have been employees in the past but who are not presently in the employed workforce: unemployed people and retirees. Those people designated as unemployed can be of any age; furthermore, they desire and actively seek paid work. Retirees, on the other hand, are usually older, former workers who may or may not have any intention to work for pay again. As will be seen in a later section of this chapter, some retirees might even return to work and still be considered retired, a situation labeled bridge employment. Unemployment has alwaysbeen a concern of government and society when the ...

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