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Innovation and Employment Effects in Services: A Review of the Literature and an Agenda for Research

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  • Faridah Djellal
  • Faïz Gallouj

This article addresses the difficult question of the relationship between innovation and employment. Its main objective is to re-examine the literature on innovation in services in the light of the employment issue. In particular, it attempts to assess to what extent and in what way this question is implicitly or explicitly addressed in the literature or deserves to be introduced into it. In pursuit of these objectives, the national and international literature is reviewed and a research agenda proposed. The following three topics are explored in succession: 1) technologist approaches and the employment question; 2) the question of employment in service-based approaches; 3) innovation by services and employment.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal The Service Industries Journal.

Volume (Year): 27 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 (April)
Pages: 193-214

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Handle: RePEc:taf:servic:v:27:y:2007:i:3:p:193-214
DOI: 10.1080/02642060701206959
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