Innovative changes in European companies

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26 juni 2017
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22 juni 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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  • Report

    Number of pages: 
    96
    Reference no.: 
    EF1707
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1578-2
    Catalogue no.: 
    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

    Reference no.: 
    EF17071
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    Innovatieve veranderingen bij Europese bedrijven

    Author(s): 
    Eurofound

    Innovatie geldt, in al haar verscheidene vormen, als een belangrijke stuwende kracht achter verbetering van het concurrentievermogen, de productiviteit en het groeipotentieel van bedrijven. Door te innoveren, zowel in hun producten als in hun praktijken en processen op de werkvloer, zouden Europese bedrijven hun kansen om internationaal te concurreren kunnen verbeteren.

    In dit verslag worden gangbare innovatieconcepten kritisch tegen het licht gehouden en worden de verbanden verkend tussen innovatie, praktijken, prestaties en welzijn op de werkvloer in de hele EU-28. Er wordt vooral gekeken naar samenhangen tussen innovatief bedrijfsoptreden en de toepassing van pakketten van werkvloerpraktijken. In het verslag wordt bovendien de rol van sociale dialoog bij het vertalen van innovatieve werkvloerpraktijken naar hogere prestatie- en welzijnsniveaus onder de loep genomen.

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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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