Innovation and Worker Well-being

| Publication date: 6 Mar 2009 | Theme: Employment & Social policy | NIESR Author(s): Bryson, A | External Author(s): Barth, E. and Dale-Olsen, H.

Using private sector linked employer-employee data for Britain we explore the effects of management innovations on worker well-being. We find management innovations are associated with lower worker well-being and lower job satisfaction, an effect which becomes more pronounced when we account for the endogeneity of innovation. The effect is ameliorated when workers are covered by a collective bargaining agreement

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innovation, well-being, unions

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