Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/44530
Authors: 
Böckerman, Petri
Johansson, Edvard
Kauhanen, Antti
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
ETLA discussion paper 1199
Abstract: 
The paper examines the effect of innovative work practices on the prevalence of sickness absence and accidents at work. We focus on several different aspects of workplace innovations (self-managed teams, information sharing, employer-provided training and incentive pay) along with the 'bundles' of those practices. We use nationally representative individual-level data from the Finnish Quality of Work Life Survey from 2008. Using single equation models, we find that innovative work practices increase short-term sickness absence for blue-collar and lower white-collar employees. In two-equation models that treat innovative workplace practices as endogenous variables we do not find relationship between innovative work practices and sickness absence or accidents at work.
Subjects: 
innovative work practices
workplace innovation
sickness absence
accidents
JEL: 
I12
J28
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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