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New Tasks in Old Jobs: Drivers of Change and Implications for Job Quality

The overview report “New tasks in old jobs: Drivers of change and implications for job quality” summarises the findings of 20 case studies looking at recent changes in the task content of five manufacturing occupations (car assemblers, meat processing workers, hand-packers, chemical products plant and machine operators and inspection engineers) as a result of factors …
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Industrial R&D Continued to Grow Substantially in 2017

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Policy brief: “Industrial R&D continued to grow substantially in 2017” by Petros Gkotsis, Hector Hernández and Antonio Vezzani. In this Issue: • R&D funded by the business sector increased in the EU by 5.6%, below the 6.1% global rate and the US …
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Overview of New Forms of Employment – 2018 Update

Across Europe, new forms of employment are emerging that differ significantly from traditional employment. Some of these forms of employment transform the relationship between employer and employee while others change work organisation and work patterns. They often involve locations other than the usual employer’s premises, and or extensive use of information and communications technology. This …
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Ten-year Evolution of EU Industrial R&D in the Global Context

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Policy brief: “Ten-year evolution of EU industrial R&D in the global context” by Pietro Moncada-Paternò-Castello and Hector Hernández. Key messages: • More than a quarter of the industrial investment in global R&D is made by EU companies. • In the last decade …
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Heterogeneity of Technology-specific R&D Investments. Evidence from Top R&D Investors Worldwide

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Working Paper: “Heterogeneity of technology-specific R&D investments. Evidence from top R&D investors worldwide” by Petros Gkotsis and Antonio Vezzan. In this work, they develop and apply a methodology to estimate technology-specific R&D investments at the firm level and then use these to …
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Living and working in Europe 2017

Living and working in Europe, Eurofound’s 2017 yearbook, provides a snapshot of the latest developments in the work and lives of Europeans as recounted in the Agency’s research activities over the course of 2017. As economies recover, Eurofound reported on the positive trends in employment, with rising numbers in work and a continued expansion of …
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Explaining Growth Differences across Firms: The Interplay between Innovation and Management Practices

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Working Paper: “Explaining Growth Differences across Firms: The Interplay between Innovation and Management Practices” by Livio Romano. This paper provides first empirical evidence of the joint effects that innovation strategies and human resource management practices exert on firm growth. By exploiting unique …
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Inward Greenfield FDI and Patterns of Job Polarization

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Working Paper: “Inward greenfield FDI and patterns of job polarization” by Sara Amoroso and Pietro Moncada-Paternò-Castello. The unprecedented growth in FDI in the last decades has caused drastic changes in the labour markets of the host countries. The major part of FDI …
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From R&D to Market: Using Trademarks to Capture the Market Capability of Top R&D Investors

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Working Paper: “From R&D to market: using trademarks to capture the market capability of top R&D investors” by Carolina Castaldi and Mafini Dosso. This paper investigates the links between the market capability of top corporate R&D investors (EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboards), …
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Working Conditions of Workers of Different Ages

Eurofound has recently published the Working conditions of workers of different ages report. Demographic change is changing the face of working life across the EU. The increased demand on a shrinking pool of workers to provide for the social needs of an ageing population is leading to increases in the employment rate of older workers …
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