An Innovative Economic Incentive Model for Improvement of the Working Environment in Europe

Christian Koch

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    The design of economic incentive schemes to promote working environment embetterment has proven complicated. The contribution list some central preconditions and tools of an economic incentive model for improving the working environment. The economic incentive is proposed built into the compulsory work injury compensation system, that a number of European countries operate. Building on an understanding of enterprise decision processes and ressources, it is suggested to implement a range of tools targetting different groups of enterprises. The central tools are bonus schemes, a special scheme for small enterprises, a marketing label and low interest investment aid. It is finally discussed what contrains the implementation of such a scheme can be confronted with.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEA '97 Proceedings Volume 2 Designing- Environmental Design- Environmental Hazards- Economics
    Place of PublicationHelsinki
    Publication date1997
    Publication statusPublished - 1997
    EventThe 13th Triennial Conference of IEA - Tampere, Finland
    Duration: 29 Jun 19974 Jul 1997
    Conference number: 13


    ConferenceThe 13th Triennial Conference of IEA

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