Print Email Facebook Twitter Workplace innovation, social innovation and social quality Title Workplace innovation, social innovation and social quality Author Oeij, P.R.A. Dhondt, S. Korver, T. Publication year 2011 Abstract Social innovation is becoming a core value of the EU flagship initiative Innovation Union, but it is not clearly demarcated as it covers a wide field of topics. To understand social innovation within European policymaking a brief outline is given of EC policy developments on innovation and on workplace innovation. Defi nitions of social innovation formulated at the societal level and the organizational or workplace level are discussed. Empirical researh findings of workplace innovation in the Netherlands are presented as examples showing that workplace innovation activities boost organizational performance. The article explores the relation between workplace innovation and social innovation, and concludes that policy developments in the EU can be studied with the theory of social quality, provided that the latter in its empirical approach focuses on how individuals together constitute innovations. Subject OrganisationSP - Sustainable ProductivityBSS - Behavioural and Societal SciencesWork and EmploymentWorkplaceHealthy Living To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:5598fca4-8f4b-4394-8b02-b20f578ecda1 TNO identifier 446698 Source International Journal of Social Quality, 1 (2), 31-49 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.