The Future of Workplace Innovation
Donostia-San Sebastian, 1st-3rd October 2024

EUWIN and the European Journal of Workplace Innovation (EJWI) invite extended abstracts for the EUWIN Scientific Conference, titled The Future of Workplace Innovation. This conference is set to be a key forum for discussing how workplace innovation can address current societal changes and contributes to transition. Following the conference, selected contributors will be invited develop full papers for publication in a Special Issue of the Journal.

Conference Concept Paper

Workplace Innovation is an increasingly influential global movement.


Conference Details:

Scope of Contributions:

We invite researchers and practitioners to submit extended abstracts that address the theme of “The Future of Workplace Innovation” with a particular focus on the following thematic areas, reflecting the parallel sessions of the EUWIN Scientific Conference:

  • Workplace Innovation and Industry 5.0: Contributions should delve into the fusion of advanced digital technologies with human-centric approaches, outlining strategies for integrating these elements to drive forward Industry 5.0. We seek insights into the socio-technical systems that underpin this new era, with a focus on participation, inclusivity, and the transformative impact on the workforce.
  • Sustainable Transformation and Workplace Innovation: This thematic area calls for discussions on how sustainable practices are embedded within organisational strategies and the transformative impact on workplace innovation. Abstracts may address the development and necessity of green skills, organisational responses to ecological imperatives, and the role of workplace innovation in facilitating a fair and equitable transition towards a greener economy. We encourage submissions that shed light on the redefinition of job roles, the evolution of business models that harmonise environmental and economic goals, and the broader societal implications of this green transformation.
  • Public Policy and Programmes to Promote Workplace Innovation: We look for analyses that examine the interplay between public policy and workplace innovation. Submissions should evaluate the effectiveness of policy instruments in promoting innovative practices, the dynamics of learning and skill development in the context of workplace innovation, and the creation of an ecosystem that nurtures continuous improvement and development in the workplace.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: August 15, 2024.
  • Abstracts should be 800-1500 words, detailing the problem statement, thesis, theories discussed, method, and a brief description of empirical data (if applicable).
  • Submissions must adhere to EJWI‘s guidelines and be original work not previously published or under consideration elsewhere.

Conference Proceedings:

Only abstracts will be distributed in the conference proceedings, allowing for a focus on discussion and exchange without the requirement for full papers.

Review and Selection Process:

Submissions will undergo a review process, with authors notified of acceptance to present at the conference and for inclusion in the special issue of EJWI.

Publication and Dissemination:

Following the conference, selected contributions may be invited to develop full papers for a subsequent publication in EJWI, subject to the Journal’s review process.

Conference Organising Committee:

For inquiries and abstract submissions, please contact the Conference organising committee:

Contact Information:

For inquiries and abstract submissions, please contact Egoitz Pomares (Sinnergiak, University of the Basque Country, Spain).

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European Workplace Innovation Network (EUWIN)

EUWIN was established by the European Commission in 2013 and is now entirely supported by contributions from an international network of partners co-ordinated by HIVA (University of Leuven). EUWIN also functions as a network partner to BEYOND4.0 and BRIDGES5.0 projects.

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