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Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies

The journal "Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies" focuses on the research about enterprise and work innovation, and that is organised interdisciplinary with economics, sociology, managerial, ergonomics and S&T policy approaches. It aims to study innovative systems both at the company level (networks, management, mergers and competition frameworks, quality systems, strategy, policy framework), and at the labour systems level (organization, labour relations, ergonomics and safety, telework), as well the issues related with technology assessment, systems management and innovation policy.

The main fields covered by the journal are:

  • industrial sociology, 
  • ergonomics,
  • technology assessment
  • management systems,
  • foresight analysis,
  • innovation,
  • industrial economics, and
  • organizational studies.

IET that sponsors the journal is a research centre pole of CESNOVA which covers this inter-disciplinary field and has the financial support from the Portuguese Ministry of Science and Technology through the national Foundation for Science and Technology.

Editorial Committee

Director: António Brandão Moniz (FCT-UNL, CICS.NOVA)
Editor: José Maria Albuquerque (CICS.NOVA, INSA)

Editorial board:

Alice Paiva Abreu (Fed. Univ. of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Ana Clara Cândido (Uni. Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil)
António Lucas Soares (FEUP/DEEC - University of Porto, INESC Porto, Portugal)
Armin Grunwald (Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis-ITAS, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology-KIT, Germany)
Bettina-Johanna Krings (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology-KIT, Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis-ITAS, Germany)
Birgit Blättel-Mink (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, Germany)
Carlos Alberto Silva (Dep. Sociology, University Évora, and CICS.NOVA, Lisboa, Portugal)
Dan Cornfield (Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies, Editor of “Work and Occupations”, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, United States)
Duarte de Brito (DCSA, FCT-UNL, Monte de Caparica, CEFAGE, Évora, Portugal)
Elaine Aspinwall (Univ. Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Fátima Assunção (ISCSP-UTL, Lisboa, Portugal)
Geert van Hootegem (Dep. Sociology, Univ. Kat. Leuven, Belgium)
George L. Smith (Ohio State University, Columbus, United States)
Isabel M. Rosa (Hospital Central de Lisboa and CICS.NOVA, Lisbon, Portugal)
João Caraça (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Paris, Portugal)
Jörg Flecker (University of Vienna, Áustria)
José Luís de Almeida Silva (Cencal, ESAD-IPL, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal)
Juan José Castillo Alonso (Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociologia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
Kirstin Bromberg (Brandenburgische Technische Universität, Cottbus, Germany)
Lia Vasconcelos (DCEA, FCT-UNL, Monte de Caparica, Portugal)
Luis Baptista (FCSH-UNL, CICS.NOVA, Lisbon, Portugal)
Manuel Laranja (ISEG-UL, Lisbon, Portugal)
Manuel Mira Godinho (ISEG-UL, UECE, Lisbon, Portugal)
Márcia de Paula Leite (Univ. Campinas, Brazil)
Maria Paula Diogo (DCSA, FCT-UNL, and CIHFCT, Monte de Caparica, Portugal)
Monique Ramioul (HIVA, Univ. Kat. Leuven, Belgium)
Nuno Boavida (Miniztério da Ciência e Tecnologia e CICS.NOVA, lisbon, Portugal)
Oriol Homs (NOTUS, Barcelona, Spain)
Riitta Lavikka (Work Research Centre, Univ. Tampere, Finland)
Rosário Macário (DECA, IST-UL, Lisbon, Portugal)
Sandra Martins Pereira (ESCS-IPL, Lisbon, Portugal)
Stefan Kuhlmann (Universiteit Twente, Enschede, Netherlands)
Suhita Osório-Peters (CeifaCoop, Portugal)
Susana Moretto (CICS.NOVA and Univ. Science and Technology, Hong Kong, PR China)
Tauno Kekale (University of Vaasa, Finland)
Ursula Huws (University of Hertfordshire Business School, United Kingdom)


Issues (2005-2014)

2014, Volume 10, Issue 10

2013, Volume 9, Issue 9

2012, Volume 8, Issue 8

2011, Volume 7, Issue 7

2010, Volume 6, Issue 6

2009, Volume 5, Issue 5

2008, Volume 4, Issue 4

2007, Volume 3, Issue 3

2006, Volume 2, Issue 2

2005, Volume 1, Issue 1

Open Access

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.


"Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies" is a peer-reviewed journal and the publication of an article in such a szstem is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method.

Duties of authors

  • Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial ‘opinion’ works should be clearly identified as such.

  • Originality and plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from ‘passing off’ another’s paper as the author’s own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

  • Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

  • In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper.

Publication of some kinds of articles (e.g. clinical guidelines, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.

  • Acknowledgement of sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

  • Authorship of the paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

  • Hazards and human or animal subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

  • Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

Conflict of interest

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.

The journal "Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies" also adopt the  COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.


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Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IET/CICS.NOVA-Interdisciplinary Centre on Social Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology
6 18 108 2,975 43 148 1,015 13,925

There are currently 68 items in this series, of which 68 are downloadable.


ISSN 1646-1223 (printed version)

ISSN 2182-5114 (electronic version)

Impact factor

RePEc services sent on January 8th, 2016, their most recent detailed statistics on our journal "Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies"



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Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IET/CICS.NOVA-Interdisciplinary Centre on Social Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology
14 152 2,836 182 1,123 12,584

There are currently 67 items in this series, of which 67 are downloadable.

On the AIF: Average Impact Factor for series in RePEc in year y have been the following in the most recent years:

2012 - 0.58

2013 - 0.71

2014 - 0.81

On the IF: Impact Factor: C2Y / D2Y (C2Y: Cites inyto articles published in y-1 plus y-2, and D2Y: Number of articles published in y-1 plus y-2), we have the following:

2009 - 0.06

2013 - 0.11

2015 - 0.18

Most cited articles in EWIS series (until Dec 2015)

Most cited documents in this series:

Year  Title  
2009 Is Ambient Intelligence a truly Human-Centric Paradigm in Industry? Current Research and Application Scenario. (2009). Barata, Jose ; Barreira, Pedro ; Ribeiro, Luis . In: Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies.RePEc:ieu:journl:v:5:y:2009:i:5:p:25-35.

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2008 Assessing scenarios on the future of work. (2008). . In: Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies.RePEc:ieu:journl:v:4:y:2008:i:4:p:91-106.

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2011 Decision making processes based on innovation indicators: which implications for technology assessment?. (2011). Boavida, Nuno . In: Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies.RePEc:ieu:journl:v:7:y:2011:i:7:p:33-55.

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2005 Editorial Note. (2005). Leal, Rogerio Puga. In: Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies.RePEc:ieu:journl:v:1:y:2005:i:1:p:7.

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2008 Future gender relations in global restructuring processes case study evidence from knowledge-intensive, manufacturing and service occupations. (2008). Nierling, Linda . In: Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies.RePEc:ieu:journl:v:4:y:2008:i:4:p:107-128.

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2009 The Operation of Autonomous Mobile Robot Assistants in the Environment of Care Facilities Adopting a User-Centered Development Design. (2009). Mauz, Kathrin ; Derpmann, Stefan . In: Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies.RePEc:ieu:journl:v:5:y:2009:i:5:p:11-24.

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2006 The sociological perspective on the knowledge-based society: assumptions, facts and visions. (2006). . In: Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies.RePEc:ieu:journl:v:2:y:2006:i:2:p:9-19.

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2006 Editorial Note. (2006). Leal, Rogerio Puga. In: Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies.RePEc:ieu:journl:v:2:y:2006:i:2:p:7-8.

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2011 Decision-making process in radiology: the magnetic resonance example in the TA context. (2011). Maia, Maria Joo . In: Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies.RePEc:ieu:journl:v:7:y:2011:i:7:p:75-101.

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2008 Work organisation and restructuring in the knowledge society. (2008). . In: Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies.RePEc:ieu:journl:v:4:y:2008:i:4:p:9-19.

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2006 New Shop Floor Control Approaches for Virtual Enterprises. (2006). Barata, Jose ; Ribeiro, Luis . In: Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies.RePEc:ieu:journl:v:2:y:2006:i:2:p:39-52.

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2008 Fragmentation? The future of work in Europe in a global economy: the WORKS final International Conference debate. (2008). . In: Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies.RePEc:ieu:journl:v:4:y:2008:i:4:p:167-169.

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