Collaborative innovation in the public sector

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Abstract

Governments worldwide struggle to remove policy deadlocks and enact much-needed reforms in organizational structure and public services. In this book, Jacob Torfing explores collaborative innovation as a way for public and private stakeholders to break the impasse. These network-based collaborations promise to multiply the skills, ideas, energy, and resources between government and its partners across agency boundaries and in the nonprofit and private sectors.

Torfing draws on his own pioneering work in Europe as well as examples from the United States and Australia to construct a cross-disciplinary framework for studying collaborative innovation. His analysis explores its complex and interactive processes as he looks at how drivers and barriers may enhance or impede the collaborative approach. He also reflects on the roles institutional design, public management, and governance reform play in spurring collaboration for public sector innovation. The result is a theoretically and empirically informed book that carefully demonstrates how multi-actor collaboration can enhance public innovation in the face of fiscal constraint, the proliferation of wicked problems, and the presence of unsatisfied social needs.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Udgivelses stedWashington
ForlagGeorgetown University Press
Antal sider368
ISBN (Trykt)9781626163591, 9781626163607
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781626163614
StatusUdgivet - 2016
NavnPublic Management and Change series

Bibliografisk note

2017 Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine

Citer dette

Torfing, J. (2016). Collaborative innovation in the public sector. Georgetown University Press. Public Management and Change series