Geert Van Hootegem
Geert Van Hootegem is professor sociology of work and industrial relations at the Centre for Sociological Research (CESO) at the Catholic University of Leuven.
Mainstreaming innovation in Europe- Findings on employee innovation and workplace learning from Belgium
Innovation mainstreaming refers to the inclusion of employees in the innovation process. This article asks how “mainstream” innovation is in Belgian firms. Innovation seems to be an elite driven process although workplace learning would be a strong lever for employee innovation. The EU is striving for an “Innovative Union”. Various case studies already hinted that