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JUNE 28 - JULY 1

Work Values at the Confluence of Five Generations in the Workplace




Scholars interested in presenting their empirical papers in the conference are required to submit an extended abstract of their proposals before midnight of January 24th 2020.

There is a limit of three proposals per author.


Proposals submissions will be done through the Conftool platform. The site will be open from the first week of November.
Submit your abstract here.

Registration fees


EARLY BIRD (until 12/03/2020)

ISSWOV Member - 380€

ISSWOV Non-Member - 430€

Low Income Countries - 320€

Central & Eastern Europe - 100€

Student - 190€ 

Accompanying Person - 200€

Professionals - 250€

REGULAR (until 15/05/2020)

ISSWOV Member - 460€

ISSWOV Non-Member - 500€

Low Income Countries - 390€

Central & Eastern Europe - 100€

Student - 250€

Accompanying Person - 250€

Professionals - 250€

LAST MINUTE (until 15/05/2020)

ISSWOV Member - 520€

ISSWOV Non-Member - 580€

Low Income Countries - 420€

Central & Eastern Europe - 100€

Student - 300€

Accompanying Person - 250€

Professionals - 250€

Work Values at the Confluence of Five Generations in the Workplace

There is a growing concern about the gap between academic research and practice in the arena of Management. Researchers in the field are supposed to provide useful knowledge and tangible tools to practitioners that can help them to achieve the goals and missions of their firms, but some analysts suggest this is not happening nowadays. Academics develop knowledge and focus on topics not relevant to practitioners, and in the other side, practitioners develop solutions to the problems they face in the day-to-day of their organizations without considering the contributions of academic research. Clear evidence of these divergent paths is the case of what has been done regarding the multi-aged work force that exists in most organizations around the world.

Practitioners from their trenches have developed tools for boosting age diversity and enhancing intergenerational understanding, such as: facilitating cross-generational mentoring to improve knowledge transfer or raising awareness of intergenerational differences to improve team functioning. Academics from their side, had explored the existence of generational differences across age groups on widely studied variables in our field such as: job satisfaction, organizational commitment, intent to turnover, or work ethics. Once a substantial body of research was accumulated, these studies were meta-analyzed and the results showed that meaningful differences among generations probably do not exist on these variables, and that the differences that appear to exist are likely attributable to factors different from generational membership, such as stereotypes employees develop about their peers in other age groups, or the conceptions regarding others’ beliefs about us based on our age group, called meta-stereotypes. All demographic trends suggest that the confluence of different generations in the workplace will be a constant in the coming decades, being this scenario a great opportunity for Organizational Science researchers to explore the role of values and work values on these biased perceptions about peers from different age groups. This potential body of knowledge could help practitioners to deal with their constant challenge of boosting age diversity and improving intergenerational convivence.

Following the tradition of ISSWOV conferences, our 2020 conference in Brasov will welcome all research initiatives related to our central theme, but also to any other current topic related directly or indirectly to work and organizational values, such as: (but not limited to): ethics, organizational culture, job attitudes, human resource management, leadership, diversity, future of work, etc., as well as methodological papers that provide new tools or approaches to improve research designs, data collection and analysis, etc.

Scientific committee

Luis M. Arciniega, ITAM, Mexico (chair)

- Vishwanath V. Baba, McMaster University, Canada.
- Belen Bande, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
- Ilona Baumane-Vitolina, University of Latvia, Latvia.
- Wolfgang Bilsky, University of Muenster, Germany.
- Ingwer Borg, ZUMA, Germany.
- Bella Galperin, University of Tampa, USA.
- Abishek Goel, Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta, India.
- Jorge Gomes, ISEG, Portugal.
- Rick D. Hackett, McMaster University, Canada.
- Rana Haq, Laurentian University, Canada.
- Krista Jaakson, University of Tartu, Estonia.
- Alison Konrad, Western University, Canada.
- Joana Kuntz, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
- Peter McClenaghan, University of New England, Australia.
- Sanjay Menon, Louisiana State University, USA.
- Horia Moasa, University of Transylvania, Romania.
- Zehava Rosenblatt, University of Haifa, Israel.
- Maaja Vadi, University of Tartu, Estonia.
- David Woehr, University of North Carolina, USA.

Organizing committee

Horia Moasa, Lecturer, PhD (chair)

Transilvania University of Brasov 

Sociology and Communication Department 


Cramen Buzea, Professor, PhD 

Transilvania University of Brasov 

Sociology and Communication Department 


Ada Dobrescu, Lecturer, Phd. 

Transilvania University of Brasov 

Sociology and Communication Department 


Andreea Mardache, Lecturer, Phd. 

Transilvania University of Brasov 

Sociology and Communication Department