Title: Workplace innovation: a review and potential future avenues

Authors: Diana Rus; Peter R.A. Oeij; Frank D. Pot; Peter Totterdill

Addresses: Creative Peas V.O.F. and Organizational Psychology Department, University of Groningen, Grote Kruisstraat 2/1, 9712 TS, Groningen, The Netherlands ' TNO – Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, Schipholweg 77-89, 2316 ZL Leiden, The Netherlands ' Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University Nijmegen, Fagelstraat 46, 2334 AZ Leiden, The Netherlands ' Workplace Innovation Europe CLG, Tontine, 20 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5ES, UK; Kingston University, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames KT2 7LB, UK; Mykolas University, Didlaukio g. 55, Vilnius 08303, Lithuania

Abstract: In this article, we present an overview of European workplace innovation policy, theory, research and practice. In our review, we will first highlight the ways in which different policy, theory, empirical, and practical approaches to workplace innovation diverge and converge. Second, we will outline some potential future avenues for the field of workplace innovation to move towards greater convergence in terms of policy, theory, research and practice. We will insist specifically on showing how a closer integration between policy, research and practice could address some of the major barriers to workplace innovation adoption in national, regional and EU policy as well as in organisations.

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

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2019.099900

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2019 Vol.16 No.3, pp.208 - 227

Received: 07 Aug 2018
Accepted: 25 Jan 2019

Published online: 26 May 2019 *

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