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Unemployment, innovation and R&D: introduction

Antonio Garofalo (University of Naples Parthenope, Naples, Italy)
François Rycx (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium)
Concetto Paolo Vinci (University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy)

International Journal of Manpower

ISSN: 0143-7720

Article publication date: 13 June 2008

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to introduce the contributions in this special issue on “Unemployment, innovation and R&D”, and provide a brief outline of the international conference organised by the Applied Econometrics Association on “Policies against Unemployment”.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper is descriptive in nature.

Findings

The papers presented in this special issue shed some light on the key determinants of unemployment levels, and help to identify policies that can tackle unemployment successfully.

Originality/value

Some radically different approaches to the issue of tackling unemployment are presented. The special issue, of which this paper is a part, provides further new evidence on the impact of innovation and R&D on employment/unemployment and unemployment persistence.

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Citation

Garofalo, A., Rycx, F. and Paolo Vinci, C. (2008), "Unemployment, innovation and R&D: introduction", International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 29 No. 3, pp. 192-197. https://doi.org/10.1108/01437720810878879

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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