Title: Unleashing workplace innovation in Scotland

Authors: Rosemary Exton; Peter Totterdill

Addresses: Workplace Innovation Europe CLG, Tontine, 20 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5ES, UK ' Workplace Innovation Europe CLG, Tontine, 20 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5ES, UK; Kingston University London, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames KT2 7LB, UK; Mykolas University Vilnius, Didlaukio g. 55, Vilnius 08303, Lithuania

Abstract: The devolution of certain powers from the UK to an elected Scottish Parliament has opened a different trajectory for economic development and industrial policy in Scotland. Low productivity is a problem prevalent throughout the UK, but Scotland is unique in addressing it through a portfolio of measures designed to enhance the spread of workplace innovation. This article is based on multiple cases from a pilot programme which supported workplace innovation in cohorts of companies representing diverse sectors and sizes. It reports a wide range of successful outcomes for the participating companies and their employees, as well as lessons for the design of future programmes.

Keywords: workplace innovation; organisational performance; quality of working life; well-being at work; public policy; Scotland.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2019.099899

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2019 Vol.16 No.3, pp.228 - 250

Received: 07 Aug 2018
Accepted: 27 Jan 2019

Published online: 26 May 2019 *

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