Management and Economics Research Journal
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Innovation Public Policy: The Case of Portugal

DOI : 10.18639/MERJ.2020.962097

Section : Review Article

Published Date : Jan 03,2020



Innovation public policy has an essential role in influencing the competitive capacity of companies and is strongly associated with their ability to innovate and the way they are organized. As important as the technological organization of work is the social dimension, namely, involvement, participation, and commitment of the workforce, as these are, par excellence, factors that contribute to creating added value and differentiation for companies. In this sense, the concept of innovation depends on an integrated vision between the human dimension and the other multiple dimensions that innovation can assume. Public policies, besides the goal of creating a more modern and competitive business and industrial context, also are focused on the development of the workforce, not only in digital competences but also in soft skills. This type of skill contributes to creating a more innovative context and a culture of innovation. This article’s goal is to make a global overview of innovation and the public policies to promote the modernization of companies and influence the way they contribute to economic growth.

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