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Co-determination and innovation

Kornelius Kraft, Jörg Stank and Ralf Dewenter.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2011; p ublished online December 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 11905 words.

This paper examines the effect of the German co-determination law of 1976 (MitbestG) on the innovative activity of German firms. Co-determination applies to firms with 2,000 employees or...

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Flexible labor and innovation in the Italian industrial sector

Francesco Franceschi and Vincenzo Mariani.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

August 2016; p ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Economics; Economic Development; Technological Change; Research and Development. 8515 words.

We study how labor flexibility within firms affects innovation. Using data from the Bank of Italy and information on patent applications, we find that innovation falls when firms increase...

Flexible labor and innovation performance: evidence from longitudinal firm-level data

Haibo Zhou, Ronald Dekker and Alfred Kleinknecht.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

June 2011; p ublished online April 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Economics; Economic Development. 9337 words.

Firms with high shares of workers on fixed-term contracts tend to have higher sales of imitative new products but perform significantly worse on sales of innovative new products (“first on...

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Is flexible labour good for innovation? Evidence from firm-level data

Alfred Kleinknecht, Flore N. van Schaik and Haibo Zhou.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Labour and Demographic Economics; Economics; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining. 5762 words.

Whether the use of flexible workers is damaging to innovation or not depends on the dominant innovation regime in a sector. In sectors with a ‘routinised’ innovation regime, high shares of...

Little innovation, many jobs: An econometric analysis of the Italian labour productivity crisis

Federico Lucidi and Alfred Kleinknecht.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2010; p ublished online April 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic Development; Demand and Supply of Labour; Particular Labour Markets; Labour and Demographic Economics; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining. 8505 words.

Over the past 20 years, Italy has realised changes in labour legislation, leading to a decentralisation of wage bargaining and increased flexibility in labour relations. Both these factors...

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