Labour market change

Employment effects of innovation support

Policy brief
Published
17 Октомври 2018
Formats and languages

Abstract

Government-backed initiatives to support innovation in business are widespread across the EU. These support measures, if designed and implemented correctly, have the potential to also create jobs – better-quality jobs – to upskill the labour force, to improve job quality and to boost the employment of disadvantaged groups. However, this potential is often not recognised by policymakers and tends to be overlooked in policy development. This brief highlights the employment-related impacts of 15 initiatives in 10 EU Member States implemented by governments to stimulate innovation. The findings offer lessons for effective public interventions aimed at supporting innovation and employment simultaneously.

Related working paper

 Employment effects of public innovation support measures (wpef18006 - 06/09/2018)

 

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    24
    Reference No: 
    EF18022
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1774-8
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-AR-18-004-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/77342
    Catalogue info

    Employment effects of innovation support

    Government-backed initiatives to support innovation in business are widespread across the EU. These support measures, if designed and implemented correctly, have the potential to also create jobs – better-quality jobs – to upskill the labour force, to improve job quality and to boost the employment of disadvantaged groups.

    Available formats

Useful? Interesting? Tell us what you think. Hide comments

Add new comment