Prof. Mary Dean Lee: How Baby Boomers and employers are reshaping retirement


A research team led by Prof. Mary Dean Lee of the Desautels Faculty of Management has spent the past four years examining how attitudes and approaches toward retirement are shifting as the oldest Baby Boomers turn 65 and companies prepare for their exodus from the workforce.

Last year, the researchers released a study, based on in-depth interviews with 106 managers and executives from a variety of companies and industries across Canada, that shed light on how Baby Boom managers and corporate leaders are crafting their pathways out of firms and forging new models of retirement.

Now, the team has produced a second report, based on interviews with human-resource executives in 24 Canadian and Australian multinational companies operating in three sectors: natural resources, financial services and high-tech manufacturing. The study explores how these firms are preparing for the retirement of large numbers of experienced professionals and managers.

Read full article: McGill Reporter, May 24, 2012