Workplace innovation and social innovation

Authors Jürgen Howaldt , Dr. Ben Fruytier , Peter R.A. Oeij , Steven Dhondt
Published in World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sust. Development
Publication date 2016
Research groups Decent Work
Type Article

Summary

This is the introduction to the special issue of World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development (WREMSD) dedicated to workplace innovation and social innovation related to work and organisation. As technological and business model innovations alone are not sufficient to enhance opportunities for businesses and employment, awareness is rising that better use should be made of human talents and new ways of organising and managing. In order to make working environments more receptive for innovation, and to enable people in organisations to take up an entrepreneurial role as intrapreneurs, a shift towards workplace innovation can be observed. Workplace innovation is complementary to technological and business model innovation, and a necessary ingredient for successful renewal, in that it addresses a type of management that seeks collaboration with employees through dialogue and employee engagement.

Language English
Published in World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sust. Development
Year and volume 12 1
ISBN/ISSN URN:ISSN:1746-0581
Key words ondernemend werknemerschap
Page range 1-12

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