Workplace innovations, productivity, and employee well-being

Workplace innovations, productivity, and employee well-being

The aim of this research project was to evaluate the impact of high involvement management that stresses the importance of worker autonomy on both firm performance and various measures of subjective well-being at work. Management styles are an important input of firm competitiveness and economic performance. The recent economic literature highlights the importance of differences in management styles in order to gain a deeper understanding of productivity differences between firms. We link the Meadow survey data to the register data on employees and firms maintained by Statistics Finland. We use both firm and employee information from the Meadow survey data. Using the linked survey and register data we obtain a comprehensive picture of the impact of high involvement management on firm performance and the quality of work.

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