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Employee Driven Innovation and Industrial Relations
Employee-Driven Innovation: A New Approach (2012)
  • Stan De Spiegelaere
  • Guy Van Gyes
Both industrial relations and innovation are well-established subjects in the current scientific literature. Although research frequently related the two concepts, they rarely focused or considered employee behaviour. This chapter reviews the literature linking Employee Driven Innovation with two key concepts of the industrial relations field: employee participation through workplace representation and collective bargaining outcomes such as wage and employment regulation. This chapter concludes that direct participation is positive for EDI, indirect participation stimulates direct participation and can positively influence EDI when embedded in optimal company industrial relations. Further the literature review uncovers a general lack of empirical research on the effects of labour regulation and wages on EDI and the related employee behaviour.
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Høyrup S., Bonnafous-Boucher M., Hasse C., Lotz M., Møller K.
Palgrave Macmillan
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Stan De Spiegelaere and Guy Van Gyes. "Employee Driven Innovation and Industrial Relations" HampshireEmployee-Driven Innovation: A New Approach (2012)
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