David DeLong’s research is focused on both the organizational and personal challenges posed by an aging workforce. Dr. DeLong is the author of the book Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce(Oxford University Press), which provides a comprehensive framework to help managers improve the retention of critical knowledge when older workers leave. He is also author of recent studies published in collaboration with MetLife’s Mature Market Institute:
- “Buddy, Can You Spare a Job? The New Realities of the Job Market for Aging Baby Boomers.”
- “Searching for the Silver Bullet: Leading Edge Solutions for Leveraging an Aging Workforce.”
- “Living Longer, Working Longer: The Changing Landscape of the Aging Workforce”
Current research interests include helping organizations develop practical solutions to mitigate the risks of losing critical knowledge due to Baby Boomer retirements, a topic addressed in his forthcoming book An Executive’s Guide to High-Impact Talent Management. In addition, he continues to study patterns of late-career success for older workers, given the realities of the changing employment market.
Dr. DeLong has lectured and consulted in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and South America, and is a widely-published writer whose work has appeared in many journals and magazines. He has a doctorate in organizational behavior from Boston University’s Graduate School of Management and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Dr. DeLong is also an adjunct professor at Babson college where he has taught an MBA course titled “Leading & Managing Change.”