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Signe Sundberg Simonsen & Jakob Barfred

Studenteropgave: Masterafhandling


For decades the public innovation has been characterized by linear Stage Gate innovation models, that ensures the democratic rights of the public and ease of documentation of the innovation processes. In the critique of these models, contemporary research shows that new forms of innovation models can improve the concept of public innovation. These models provide a bottom up, practice based form of ad-hoc innovation, which can be understood as bricolage. To a large extend, these models are dominant models of social innovation, which are widely used in civil organizations in the civil society.
Working with Idrætsprojektet, a public organization which delivers social innovation sought through these models, the aim of this dissertation is to examine and explain how this organization provide conditions for social innovation to emerge. This is done in an understanding of social innovation through bricolage.
Theoretically we draw upon academic literature within the field of social innovation from authors such as Frank Moulaert, Lèvi-Strauss, Lars Fuglsang, Lotte Darsøe and Lars Hulgård. In relation to theory on creativity and network we draw upon the theories of Gilles Deleuze.
The empirical research is qualitative and has been undertaken during 2017. It consist a range of interviews and observations of Idrætsprojektet to support our secondary sources.
The findings of this work are discussed to conclude how Idrætsprojektet provides conditions for social innovation to emerge using bricolage and the implications hereof. What are the drawbacks from this approach to innovation and what can other organizations learn from this, more untamed, form of innovative behavior?

UddannelserMaster i Socialt Entreprenørskab (MSE), (Masteruddannelse) Master
Udgivelsesdato19 dec. 2017
Antal sider59
VejledereSilla Marie Mørch Sievers


  • social innovation i det offentlige