Innovation and Employment: A Survey
According to the "compensation theory", market forces should assure a complete compensation of the initial labour-saving impact of process innovations. In this paper a critique of this approach is proposed through a detailed survey of the theoretical and empirical literature on the subject. The general conclusion is that – although compensation is always working – the complete counter-balancing of dismissed workers cannot be assumed ex-ante.
|Date of creation:||Feb 2007|
|Publication status:||published in: Horst Hanusch and Andreas Pyka (eds.), Elgar Companion to Neo-Schumpeterian Economics, Cheltenham: Elgar, 2007, 719-32|
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