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Age in the Workplace Meeting

Credit photo: Fototeca Trentino Sviluppo Spa, photo of Gianni Zotta.

Demographic shifts in the workforce and the changing nature of work are likely to heighten the salience of age differences in the workplace. Given these changes, it is important to obtain a greater understanding, both theoretically and practically, of the role of age in the workplace and the research that is taking place around the world. Thus, one of the major goals of this meeting is to understand the research programs taking place in various countries, and from this to develop a broader research agenda.

The Age in the Workplace meeting will take place 21-23 November 2013 in Rovereto (Trento), Italy at the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science (Palazzo Fedrigotti), Corso Bettini 31, Rovereto.

The participation to the meeting is by invitation only.

Keynote Speakers

  • Mo Wang, University of Florida (USA), is an associate professor and the Director of the Human Resource Research Center, University of Florida, Warrington College of Business Administration. His research examines the adjustment process for people facing significant work-related changes, using sophisticated statistical methods and research design. Specifically, he has studied adjustment processes in older worker employment and retirement, expatriate management, and work-related stress. He has published numerous peer- reviewed papers in top journals and has written or edited five books. He has received numerous awards for his research from SIOP and from the Academy of Management.
  • Elsa Fornero, University of Turin (ITALY), is full professor of Economics at the University of Turin (Italy) and Director of CERP (Center for Research on Pensions and Welfare Policies). She is an expert in welfare and pensions. From 2000 to 2010, she worked to develop policies for the Italian pension system. She was also vice-president of Intesa Sanpaolo Bank's supervisory board. From November 2011 to April 2013 she served as Italy's Minister of Labor, Social Policies and Gender Equality in the Monti cabinet, during which time she was responsible for restructuring Italy's pension system.

Organizing Committee

  • Franco Fraccaroli, University of Trento (ITALY)
  • Sara Zaniboni, University of Trento (ITALY)
  • Donald Truxillo, Portland State University (USA)
  • Mo Wang, University of Florida (USA)
  • Jürgen Deller, Leuphana University of Lüneburg (GERMANY)
  • Jean McCarthy, University of Limerick (IRELAND)
  • Patrizia Villotti, University of Trento (ITALY)





Prof. Franco Fraccaroli 

Dr. Sara Zaniboni

Dr. Patrizia Villotti

Conference Office
Communication services – Rovereto Branch
University of Trento
Corso Bettini, 84 – 38068 Rovereto (TN)