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Special Issue "Technological Innovation and the Effect of Employment on Green Growth"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
We have identified an increasing number of studies in the recent literature concerning the more efficient use of resources for economic sustainability and growth by companies and firms. In this perspective, the role of the knowledge diffusion process for the employment effects of technological innovation is very important, but so far, the relative empirical evidence is weak. For this reason, the Special Issue will pay attention to both the extent to which the investments in cleaner production can stimulate a job-creation process, and the role of knowledge spillover as a relevant channel supporting employment in a more sustainable context.
The impact of innovation on employment is a complex economic topic. Indeed, new technologies destroy employment (displacement effect), but can also create employment (compensation effect). Moreover, new technologies could favour higher-skilled employees over the lower-skilled ones, by producing a skill-based technological change effect. Finally, the technological innovation could produce a job-polarization effect—new technologies substitute routine tasks, regardless of whether tasks are relative to cognitive or manual profile. This last effect leads to a reduction in the labour demand for middle-skilled people, while the labour demand for both high-skilled and low-skilled people increases.
Theoretical and empirical contributions from the economics of innovation and patenting on innovation, employment, green economy, and relative public policies are welcome in this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Luigi Aldieri
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- Technological innovation
- Knowledge Spillovers
- Green economy
- Public policies