Received: 2019-08-20  |  Accepted: 2020-01-20  |  Published: 2020-03-30

Title

Labor opportunism as a blocking factor for the innovative development of industrial enterprises


Abstract

The innovative way of enterprise development depends on many issues in the framework of legislation, financing, infrastructure, human resources, technological base, information, and other areas. The current study analyzes the factors that determine the manifestations of labor opportunism and its forms based on functional and resource approaches, taking into account institutional and economic constraints among workers in the energy industry. The results of a sociological study on the forms of opportunistic behavior at the enterprises of the energy industry are presented. The results of the study indicate that labor opportunism is one of the significant factors that block the innovative development of an enterprise. It has a major impact on labor relations as long as one of the conditions for the emergence of opportunism is a conflict of interests between the employee and the employer. It occurs when the interests of one economic agent run counter to the interests of another. This is proved by the results of assessing the influence of various factors on the opportunism level of employees of energy enterprises and is based on correlation and regression analysis. In the framework of this study, labor opportunism is understood as a form of selfish behavior of an employee pursuing personal gain as a response to a conflict of interests between economic agents in the course of labor activity. The conclusions reached suggest that labor opportunism should be considered as a blocking factor when designing the innovative development of an industrial enterprise. Measures aimed at overcoming labor opportunism, building trust in the team and raising the level of innovation in enterprises are proposed.


Keywords

labor opportunism, innovative development, innovative activity, opportunistic behavior


JEL classifications

D73 , Q01 , E26 , E65


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/517


DOI


Pages

2228-2242


Funding


This is an open access issue and all published articles are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Authors

Frolova, Irina I.
Kazan Innovative University named after V.G. Timiryasov, Kazan, Russian Federation https://ieml.ru
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Nosov, Vladimir V.
K.G. Razumovsky Moscow State University of technologies and management, Moscow, Russian Federation http://mgutm.ru
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Zavyalova, Nadezhda B.
Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation http://www.rea.ru
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Dorofeev, Aleksei E.
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russian Federation https://www.sechenov.ru
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Vorozheykina, Tatiana M.
Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation http://www.fa.ru
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Petrova, Lyudmila I.
Altai State University, Barnaul, Russian Federation http://www.asu.ru
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

7


Number

3


Issue date

March 2020


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

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