- Andrea Hammermann / Matthias Niendorf / Jörg Schmidt at IAB Discussion Paper ·
- External Publications ·
- 7 March 2019
Age Diversity and Innovation: Do mixed teams of old and experienced and young and restless employees foster companies innovativeness?
In Germany, the labour force is ageing rapidly. At the same time, age heterogeneity within companies is rising. The literature on diversity argues that heterogeneity can have a positive as well as a detrimental effect on team outputs.