Labour and innovation: Work-oriented innovations - a key to better employment, cohesion and competitiveness in a knowledge-intensive society

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Work-oriented innovations and, in particular, the interactions between a skilled workforce, enlightened man-agement strategies and extended development coalitions are key-factors for the EU' s successful realisation of the objectives of the Lisbon European Council to become "the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion". To cope effectively with these strategic challenges, the fragmented national research and development ac-tivities increased by a North-South and West-East divide in Europe shall be engaged in a structured WORK-IN-NET process from improving co-operation and co-ordination to joint and transnational activities. The con-sortium consists of senior programme managers of 12 leading public funding agencies and ministries from 7 countries, who are managing their programme activities in close interaction (advisory boards and diverse committees) with the main stakeholders from science, economy and society. The objective of the WORK-IN-NET is to create an internal research market on work-oriented innovations by a systematic exchange and stepwise integration of research objectives and approaches which will be real-ised by a broad range of instruments from fora of programme makers and electronic databases via joint evaluation and benchmarking processes to the implementation of co-operation arrangements and agree-ments on joint research activities in the field of work-oriented innovations especially laying the foci on - human resource management for improving the quality of working life, the innovative human potential and labour productivity, - corporate social cultures for implementing innovative work organisations in an increasing knowledge-intensive economy, - broad development coalitions for implementing sustainable regional innovation systems with job-creating and positive cohesion effects.

Research fields covered by the network

  • Health
  • Socio-economics sciences and humanities

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