Innovation in the public and privat sectors
Innovation and development of organisations


Over the last 10 years Fafo increasingly have conducted projects where we we bring expertise from labour and welfare research into development studies of private enterprises in several industries, as well as public production units. Innovation can be promoted or inhibited by factors on both a local and national level, however the innovation itself still take place locally in terms of changes that stimulate increased productivity, including a better working environment and improved service quality.

In particular, our research emphasises innovation through local partnership driven participation. Methodologically, action research and evaluations of development and innovation processes are central, and we use a wide range of both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods. This approach implies that our projects often extend over time and that we spend a significant amount of time at the work place communicating with management, shop stewards and employees. Often action research involves that we provide assistance in the form of workshops, seminars etc. in conjunction with the implementation of the company's initiatives. Examples of projects are:

  • Social and organisational conditions for better utilisation of new technologies in the construction industry
  • Increased employee involvement and new forms of collaboration for increased production efficiency in the shipbuilding and construction industries
  • Testing out working time arrangements to support the development of a full-time culture within industries with extensive use of small scale part-time positions
  • Development of new services (and service profiles) in the healthcare sector
  • Employer and employee strategy design and measures to improve skills development, recruitment and better reputation in the municipal sector. Benefits of local tripartite collaboration in the municipalities



Sigurd Oppegaard, Åsmund Arup Seip og Jørgen Svalund
Fafo-rapport 2019:36
Sigurd Oppegaard og Åsmund Arup Seip
Johan Røed Steen, Johannes Oldervoll, Mikkel Myhre Walbækken og Rolf Røtnes
Fafo-rapport 2018:14
Fafo-notat 2017:13
Fafo-rapport 2017:29
Ketil Bråthen, Cecilie Flyen, Leif E. Moland, Anita Moum og Sol Skinnarland
Fafo-rapport 2016:40
Vidar Bakkeli, Erika Braanen Sterri og Leif E. Moland
Fafo-rapport 2016:04
Ketil Bråthen og Leif E. Moland
Fafo-rapport 2016:16
Vidar Bakkeli, Arne Backer Grønningsæter, Anne Inga Hilsen, Per Trygve Hoff, Tormod Hofstad, Øivind Johnsen, Emir Kico, Lise Lien, Leif E. Moland, Per Schanche og Kjell Værnor
Fafo-rapport 2016:08
Leif E. Moland, Vidar Bakkeli, Anne Inga Hilsen og Lise Lien
Fafo-rapport 2015:50
Fafo-rapport 2015:25
Fafo-rapport 2015:24
Ketil Bråthen, Leif Moland og Torer F. Berg
Fafo-rapport 2014:09
Leif E. Moland, Olav Elgvin, Anne Inga Hilsen og Lise Lien
Fafo-rapport 2014:17
Mette Irmgard Snertingdal og Vidar Bakkeli
Fafo-rapport 2013:53
Leif E. Moland, Lise Lien, Lars Nygård og Tormod Hofstad
Fafo-rapport 2013:52
Vidar Bakkeli, Ragnhild Steen Jensen og Leif E. Moland
Fafo-rapport 2013:51
Inger Lise Skog Hansen, Anne Skevik Grødem og Vidar Bakkeli
Fafo-rapport 2013:49
Leif E. Moland og Lise Lien
Fafo-rapport 2013:37
Fafo-rapport 2013:27
Fafo-notat 2013:03
Andre Fafo-utgivelser
Heidi Gautun, Anne Skevik Grødem og Åsmund Hermansen
Fafo-rapport 2012:62
Leif E. Moland og Ketil Bråthen
Fafo-rapport 2012:60
Leif E. Moland og Ketil Bråthen
Fafo-rapport 2012:14
Fafo-rapport 2011:04
Svein Erik Moen og Leif E. Moland
Fafo-rapport 2010:31
Fafo-rapport 2010:15
Fafo-rapport 2010:07
Fafo-notat 2009:03
Leif E. Moland og Sissel C. Trygstad
Fafo-rapport 535
Rolf K. Andersen, Eivind Falkum og Leif E. Moland
Fafo-notat 2006:13
Bjørne Grimsrud, Leif E. Moland og Sol Skinnarland
Fafo-rapport 490
Bjørne Grimsrud, Torild Bugge og Anne Marit Skulberg
Fafo-rapport 489
Arild Hervik, Sigmund Aslesen og Oddmund Oterhals
Fafo-rapport 479
Leif E. Moland og Sol Skinnarland
Fafo-notat 2005:24
Leif E. Moland
Fafo-notat 2005:06
Fafo-rapport 462
Stein Gunnes og Berit Kvalsvik Teige
Fafo-notat 2004:01
Stein Gunnes og Martin Byrkjeland
Fafo-notat 2003:10
Heidi Gautun og Arne Grønningsæter
Fafo-rapport 403
Anna Hagen, Jorunn S. Borgen, Leif E. Moland
Fafo-rapport 383
Fafo-rapport 351
Leif Moland og Marit Egge
Fafo-rapport 337
Fafo-paper 2000:09
Fafo-rapport 254
Inger Marie Hagen, Sveinung Skule og Mona Bråten
Fafo-rapport 249
Eivind Falkum, Kjersti Kleven og Sveinung Skule
Fafo-rapport 220
Sveinung Skule og Tori Grytli
Fafo-rapport 217
Fafo-rapport 216
Fafo-rapport 214
Torunn Kvinge, Lars Lindholt og Linda Støle
Fafo-rapport 191
Kristen Knudsen og Arild H. Steen
Fafo-rapport 181
Fafo-rapport 126
Arild H. Steen
Fafo-rapport 125
Hanne Bogen og Ove Langeland
Fafo-rapport 087
Hanne Bogen og Ove Langeland (red)
Fafo-rapport 078

Project manager: Kaja Reegård
End of project: 2019
End of project: 2018

Project manager: Mona Bråten
End of project: 2017