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Generations of Talent Study

From May 2009 through November 2010, the Sloan Center on Aging & Work collaborated with seven multinational employers to design and implement the Generations of Talent (GOT) survey. The GOT study gathered data from 11,298 individuals working at 24 different worksites in 11 countries in Africa, Asia, South America, North America, and Europe.

As indicated by the table below, we identify the countries as belonging to one of two groups: those with older populations and developing economies.

The study focused on two key research questions:

  • Do employees’ perceptions of their work experiences vary depending on the country where they work?
  • Do employees’ perceptions of their work experiences vary depending on their age- related factors such as chronological age, career stage, and life stage?

Funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, this multi-generational and multinational study, offered a unique opportunity to explore and share cross national data and emerging strategies. The employers participating in this study are leading the development of 21st century talent management practices.

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contact

Researchers interested in the Generations of Talent Study, please contact:

Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, PhD, Center Director
pittcats@bc.edu   |   +1 . 617 . 552 . 4033

Natalia Sarkisian, PhD, Co-Principal Investigator
natalia@sarkisian.net   |   +1 . 617 . 552 . 0495

   

the generations of talent team

To schedule a conversation with any of the Center's team, please contact:

617-552-9195 | agework@bc.edu

principal investigators & research staff

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Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, PhD
Generations of Talent Study Co-Principal Investigator
Director, Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College

Country of Origin: United States
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Natalia Sarkisian, PhD
Generations of Talent Study Co-Principal Investigator
Country of Origin: Russia
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Elyssa Besen, PhD
Research Assistant
Country of Origin: United States
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Rucha Bhate
Doctoral Research Assistant
Country of Origin: India
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Jungui Lee, PhD
Research Associate
Country of Origin: Korea
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Kathy Lynch, MBA
Country of Origin: United States
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Tay K. McNamara, PhD
Senior Research Associate
Country of Origin: United States
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country liaisons

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René Carapinha, MSW
Generations of Talent Study Research Associate
Country of Origin: South Africa
Country Liaison: South Africa
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Martijn de Wildt
Generations of Talent Research Investigator
Country of Origin: The Netherlands
Country Liaison: The Netherlands
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Matt Flynn, PhD
Generations of Talent Study Research Investigator
Country of Origin: United States
Country of Residence: The United Kingdom
Country Liaison: The United Kingdom
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Marc Grau, MBA
Generation of Talent Study Research Investigator
Country of Origin: Spain
Country Liaison: Spain
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Miwako Kidahashi, PhD
Generations of Talent Study Research Investigator
Country of Origin: Japan
Country Liaison: Japan
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Mireia las Heras, PhD
Generations of Talent Study Research Investigator
Country of Origin: Spain
Country Liaison: Spain
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Suzan Lewis, PhD
Generations of Talent Study Research Investigator
Country of Origin: The United Kingdom
Country Liaison: The United Kingdom
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Sharon Lobel, PhD
Generations of Talent Study Research Investigator
Country of Origin: Brazil
Country Liaison: Brazil
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Celina Pagani-Tousignant, MA
Generations of Talent Employer Engagement Specialist
Country of Origin: Uruguay
Country Liaison: Uruguay
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Madhavi Pundit
Graduate Research Assistant, Sloan Center on Aging & Work, Boston College
Doctoral Student, Department of Economics, Boston College

Country of Origin: India
Country Liaison: India
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Stephen Sweet, PhD
Generations of Talent Study Research Investigator
Country of Origin: United States
Country Liaison: United States
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Qingwen Xu, PhD
Generations of Talent Study Research Investigator
Country of Origin: China
Country Liaison: China
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