Enhancing collaborative innovation in the public sector

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Encouraged by the proliferation of governance networks and the growing
demands for public innovation, this article aims to advance “collaborative
innovation” as a cross-disciplinary approach to studying and enhancing public
innovation. The article explains the special conditions and the growing
demand for public innovation, and demonstrates how it can be enhanced
through multiactor collaboration. The case for collaborative innovation is
supported by insights from three different social science theories. The theoretical
discussion leads to the formulation of an analytical model that can be
used in future studies of collaborative innovation in the public sector.
TidsskriftAdministration & Society
Udgave nummer8
Sider (fra-til)842-868
Antal sider26
StatusUdgivet - 2011


  • innovation
  • public sector
  • collaboration
  • public innovation
  • governance networks
  • metagovernance

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