This is a protocol for a systematic review which has since been published
This review aimed to:
- synthesize the empirical evidence on the innovation-employment relationship with a view to support evidence-based policy making;
- identify the strengths and shortcomings of the existing work on LICs;
- point out potential avenues for further analytical and empirical research.
In doing this, special attention will be paid to the synthesis of the evidence on the innovation-employment relationship in the context of low-income countries. Work on lower middle income countries (LMICs) that were low-income countries in the past will also be synthesized. The proposed review will used a mixed method including the following:
1. Providing a narrative synthesis of the theoretical/analytical explanations of the innovation-employment relationship;
2. Conducting a meta-analysis of the evidence from all empirical studies to be selected in accordance with pre-specified inclusion/exclusion criteria;
3. Clustering (nesting) the empirical studies on the basis of common characteristics such as innovation and employment measures and estimation methods used;
4. Comparing and conducting sensitivity analysis of the findings in (2) and (3) by controlling for estimation methods, publication type, and country groups; and
5. Mapping the meta-analysis of empirical evidence with the narrative synthesis of the theoretical/analytical studies, with a view to provide a better evidence base for policy making and further research.
University of Greenwich Business School, London, UK, 53 pp.