Generational Differences in Work Values and Ethics: An International Perspective


Moshe Sharabi (Editor)
Head, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Yezreel Valley Academic College, Israel

Series: Business Issues, Competition and Entrepreneurship
BISAC: BUS097000

Over the course of time, more and more longitudinal and cross sectional data on work values and work ethics has been gathered by researchers and institutions worldwide. Based on this data, more and more studies have been published about changes in work values. This book gathers current global knowledge about cohort or generational differences in work values ethics. Furthermore, this book gives a broad picture of the global changes in the economy, the work force, and Human Resource (HR) practices needed to manage generational diversity and develop Generation Y in organizations.

The book presents international perspectives, bringing studies from different countries on different continents. Since Generation Y/Me has been recognized as a generation with unique values regarding family, education, work, politics etc., and since this generation has become more meaningful in the workforce and in management, there is a special emphasis in this book on Generation Y values, attitudes, and ethics regarding working life and the workplace. This book (as well as each chapter) focuses on the applications of this knowledge to managers and Human Resource practitioners.

Part One focuses on findings from seven countries (Canada, China, Israel, South Africa, India, USA and Colombia) that can give us an international perspective regarding generational differences/ Generation Y in work values and ethics. Part Two is about generational differences in work and leadership values among managers from Eastern and Western Europe. Part Three concludes with the practical applications that can be drawn from the accumulated knowledge about Generation Y work values regarding managing and developing Generation Y leadership roles. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Biography of the Authors


Part 1: Generational Differences and Generation Y Work Values and Work Ethic: Evidence from Different Countries

Chapter 1. Generational Differences in Work Values: Evidence from Canada
Sean Lyons, Linda Schweitzer and Eddy Ng (College of Management and Economics, University of Guelph, ON, Canada, and others)

Chapter 2. Impact of Generational Differences on Work Values in the Israeli Context
Moshe Sharabi and Itzhak Harpaz (Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Yezreel Valley Academic College and the Center for the Study of Organizations and Human Resources, Graduate School of Business, University of Haifa, Israel)

Chapter 3. Managing Multigenerational Employees: A Study of Generational Differences in Work Values in China
Jian Chen and Rong Lian (College of Education, Qishan School District, Fujian Normal University, City of Fuzhou, Fujian Province, People’s Republic of China)

Chapter 4. The Role of Generational Groups in South African Organisations
Nico Martins and Donné Close (Department of Industrial and Organisational Psychology, University of South Africa, New Muckleneuk Ridge, Pretoria, South Africa)

Chapter 5. Work Values of Indian Generation Y Employees
Soumi Rai (Assistant Professor, National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR), Balewadi, N.I.A. Post Office, Pune, India)

Chapter 6. Work Values and Motivations among Different Generations in the US
Laura L. Jobe (Assistant Professor at Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR, USA)

Chapter 7. Generational Differences in Work Values and Work Ethics: A View from Colombia
Sandra Idrovo Carlier (INALDE Business School, Chía, Colombia)

Part 2: Generational Differences Among Managers

Chapter 8. Values and Generational Differences among European Managers: Fictions, Facts and Practical Recommendations
Alessia D’Amato (Southampton Business School, Southamtpon University, Highfield Campus, Southampton, UK)

Part 3: Managing and Developing Generation Y Leadership

Chapter 9. Millennials in the Workplace: Research Findings and Managerial Implications
Samantha Rae Powers and Karen K. Myers (Department of Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA)

Chapter 10. Developing Millennial Leaders: A Careers Approach
Wendy M. Murphy, Dawn E. Chandler and Jennifer Tosti-Kharas (Babson College, Babson Park, MA, USA)


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