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Panel 7 - The link between job quality and innovation: virtuous or vicious circles?

Thursday 28 June 2018, 11:00-12:30, room: Belgium - interpretation: EN/FR

Do job quality and innovation go hand-in-hand? Or does innovation come at the cost of job quality? How can the two strengthen each other  in the workplace? And under what conditions and for which groups of workers? These questions are at the heart of QuInnE (Quality of jobs and Innovation generated Employment outcomes), a large Horizon 2020 research project that covers 7 countries, 8 sectors and 58 companies. In this session we will present the main outcomes of this research and illustrate them with sector and company cases. Also, we will discuss the implications for policy and how unions, employers and public policy makers can foster virtuous instead of vicious circles between innovation and job quality.

  • Karen Jaehrling, IAQ, University of Duisburg - PPP
  • Maarten Keune, AIAS-HSI, University of Amsterdam
  • Christopher Mathieu, Lund University

Moderator: Katja Lehto-Komulainen, European Trade Union Confederation