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Quality of Jobs and Innovation Generated Employment Outcomes

Objective

The EU is facing long-term structural challenges compounded by the recent economic crisis. More and better jobs are needed to lower unemployment, raise the employment participation rates of female, older, migrant, low-skilled and young workers and thus tackle social exclusion and inequality. The EU’s growth strategy, Europe 2020, wants smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, with innovation and job quality as flagship initiatives. Innovation and job quality are however currently treated separately but ought to be better integrated in policy and workplace practice. Research that can lever this to mutually boost innovation and job quality is needed.
QuInnE contributes to the EU growth strategy of boosting innovation, job quality and employment by exploring the mutually reinforcing relationship between innovation and job quality and identifying mechanisms that can be accelerated to deliver both more and better jobs, which in turn help tackle social exclusion and inequality.
QuInnE creates a new analytical framework of for understanding the relationship between innovation and job quality and that relationship’s impact on employment. This framework is then used to statistically analyse existing datasets to create a typology of innovation-job quality dynamics by industry and country. The analysis is then extended to assess how different types of relationships create jobs, and provide jobs that are accessible and sustainable for groups of workers currently struggling in the labour market, and reduce social inequalities by age, class and gender. QuInnE then explores how the innovation-job quality dynamic creates more and better jobs at firm level.
There are three main outcomes: new scientific understanding of the innovation-job quality-employment dynamic; new diagnostic and developmental tools to help monitor and measure this dynamic at national level and improve that dynamic in firms and workplaces; evidence-based advice on developing policy to boost EU growth.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/social inequality

Call for proposal

H2020-EURO-SOCIETY-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 374 513

Participants (8)

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 366 325
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 362 765
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Centre Pour La Recherche Economique Et Ses Applications
France
EU contribution
€ 433 488
Address
Boulevard Jourdan 48
75014 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
TARSADALOMTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 163 538
Address
Toth Kalman U 4
1097 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 269 214
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 164 500
Address
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE SALAMANCA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 223 401
Address
Calle Patio De Escuelas 1
37008 Salamanca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MALMO UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 141 125
Address
Nordenskioldsgatan 1
205 06 Malmoe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments