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Determinanten betrieblicher Innovation: Partizipation von Beschaeftigten als vernachlaessigter Einflussfaktor


  • Lorenz Blume
  • Wolfgang Gerstlberger


Die wenigen empirischen Untersuchungen, die bisher zum Zusammenhang zwischen der Partizipation von Beschaeftigten und dem unternehmerischen Innovationserfolg durchgefuehrt wurden, zeigen kein einheitliches Ergebnis. Dies liegt zum einen an unterschiedlichen Abgrenzungen des Partizipationsbegriffs und zum anderen an verschiedenen Untersuchungsmethoden. In diesem Beitrag wird ausgehend von einem breiten Partizipations-begriff, der sowohl die betriebliche Mitbestimmung durch den Betriebsrat als auch Beteili-gungsformen im Bereich der Arbeitsgestaltung und des Wissensmanagements umfasst, fuer einen repraesentativen Datensatz nordhessischer Unternehmen (N=1.781, n=529) untersucht, ob Partizipation Innovation determiniert. Die Ergebnisse legen nahe, dass gesetzliche betriebliche Mitbestimmung durch Betriebsraete weder positive noch negative Auswirkungen auf die Innovationstaetigkeit eines Unternehmens hat. Partizipative Arbeitsgestaltung sowie beteili-gungsorientiertes Wissensmanagement zeigen sowohl hinsichtlich des Auftretens als auch der Intensitaet von Produkt- und Prozessinnovationen positive Effekte.

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  • Lorenz Blume & Wolfgang Gerstlberger, 2007. "Determinanten betrieblicher Innovation: Partizipation von Beschaeftigten als vernachlaessigter Einflussfaktor," Industrielle Beziehungen - Zeitschrift fuer Arbeit, Organisation und Management - The German Journal of Industrial Relations, Rainer Hampp Verlag, vol. 14(3), pages 223-244.
  • Handle: RePEc:rai:indbez:doi_10.1688/1862-0035_indb_2007_03_blume

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    Innovation; Codetermination; Participation; Knowledge Management;

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    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J53 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Labor-Management Relations; Industrial Jurisprudence
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