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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  • Rapport

    Antal sidor: 
    96
    Referensnummer: 
    EF1707
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1578-2
    Katalognummer: 
    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.

    Format

  • Executive summary

    Referensnummer: 
    EF17071
    Catalogue info

    Innovativa förändringar i europeiska företag

    Författare: 
    Eurofound

    Innovation ses i dess många olika former som en viktig drivkraft bakom förbättrad konkurrensförmåga, produktivitet och tillväxtpotential inom företagen. Genom innovation av både sina produkter och sina förfaranden och processer på arbetsplatserna kan de europeiska arbetsplatserna förbättra sina möjligheter att konkurrera internationellt.

    Denna rapport reflekterar kritiskt över allmänna uppfattningar om innovation och utforskar kopplingarna mellan innovation, praxis, prestationer och välbefinnande på arbetsplatserna runtom i EU-28. I synnerhet granskar den sambanden mellan innovativa förhållningssätt vid företagen och genomförandet av paket av förfaranden på arbetsplatsen. Rapporten studerar även den sociala dialogens roll för att omvandla innovativa förfaranden på arbetsplatsen till högre prestationsnivåer och välbefinnande.

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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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