Gabrielle Lin

Gabrielle Bihan Lin

Postgraduate Research Student

Academic and research departments

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

My research project

My publications


Makkonen T, Lin B (2012)Continuing vocational training and innovation in Europe, In: International Journal of Innovation and Learning11(4)pp. 325-338 Inderscience
This paper hypothesises that continuing vocational training (CVT) should have a positive effect on the innovativeness of nations. Using correlation analysis and several variables from the continuing vocational training survey (CVTS), which depicts various aspects of CVT, the hypothesis of a positive connection between CVT and innovation, as measured in patents, is confirmed in the European context: those nations where the commitment to CVT is the highest are also the most innovative countries in Europe. Consequently, investments and commitment to CVT, when properly planned and executed, have a positive effect on the innovativeness of firms and, subsequently, nations. Copyright © 2012 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.