Innovative changes in European companies

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26 Giugno 2017
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22 Giugno 2017
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Innovation is an important driver of improved competitiveness, productivity and growth potential. This report explores which workplace practices have the strongest links to innovative company behaviour, looking at innovation in the form of new or significantly changed products or processes, new oRead more

Innovation is an important driver of improved competitiveness, productivity and growth potential. This report explores which workplace practices have the strongest links to innovative company behaviour, looking at innovation in the form of new or significantly changed products or processes, new or improved marketing methods, and organisational change. It also explores links between innovation and company performance and workplace well-being, and examines the role of social dialogue in enhancing performance, well-being and innovation. The use of monitoring instruments for internal quality and external developments turned out to be among the strongest determinants of overall innovation; the degree of workers’ autonomy was another important factor. The probability of innovation is boosted when strong work organisation structures are combined with direct employee participation – for instance, involvement in solving problems or improving the quality of production. 
 

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  • Relazione

    Numero di pagine: 
    96
    N. di riferimento: 
    EF1707
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1578-2
    N. di catalogo: 
    TJ-04-17-363-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/536983
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    Innovative changes in European companies

    Innovation is an important driver of improved competitiveness, productivity and growth potential. This report explores which workplace practices have the strongest links to innovative company behaviour, looking at innovation in the form of new or significantly changed products or processes, new or improved marketing methods, and organisational change.

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  • Executive summary

    N. di riferimento: 
    EF17071
    Catalogue info

    Cambiamenti innovativi nelle imprese europee

    Autore(i): 
    Eurofound

    L’innovazione, nelle sue varie forme, è considerata un fattore importante per migliorare la competitività, la produttività e il potenziale di crescita delle imprese. Innovando in termini sia di prodotti sia di prassi e processi nel luogo di lavoro, le imprese europee potrebbero avere maggiori opportunità di competere a livello internazionale.

    La presente relazione analizza in maniera critica i concetti comuni di innovazione ed esplora i collegamenti esistenti tra innovazione, prassi, rendimento e benessere sul luogo di lavoro nell’UE-28. In particolare, esamina le associazioni tra il comportamento innovativo delle imprese e l’attuazione di insiemi (bundle) di prassi nel luogo di lavoro. La relazione analizza, inoltre, il ruolo del dialogo sociale nel tradurre le prassi innovative sul luogo di lavoro in livelli più elevati di rendimento e benessere.

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Part of the series

  • European Company Survey 2013

    Eurofound’s European Company Survey (ECS) maps and analyses company policies and practices which can have an impact on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, as well as the development of social dialogue in companies. This series consists of outputs from the ECS 2013, the third edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2004–2005 as the European Establishment Survey on Working Time and Work-Life Balance.

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