Influencing Business Models and Workplace Innovation to Deliver Inclusive Growth

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This paper has been written to support the Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board Mission on Business Models and Workplace Innovation. The framing of this Mission and the content of this review paper draws heavily on the work of SCER, and of Findlay, Lindsay and colleagues, on business models, job quality, workplace innovation and fair work, as well as on the wider research evidence base. The mission is framed in terms of promoting, adopting, implementing and supporting progressive business models and workplace innovation that can simultaneously deliver fair work alongside enhanced business performance and competitiveness, driving national productivity improvements and delivering genuinely inclusive growth that benefits individuals, businesses and society. This briefing paper reviews some important literatures in the context of the holistic framework outlined above, focussing on how businesses organise to create value and on workplace strategies and practices and their potential to deliver inclusive growth. This allows us to frame a discussion of how skills and economic development agencies can best support the business models and workplace practices that drive both successful business and inclusive growth.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
Commissioning bodyScottish Government
Number of pages41
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2018


  • business models
  • business strategy
  • workplace innovation
  • business management


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