Innovation capacity in the public sector: A framework for comparative analysis

Jenny M Lewis, Lykke Margot Ricard

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Abstract

This article examines the innovation capacity of municipal
governments by examining their innovation environments –
governance structures, social networks and leadership qualities. An
empirical study of this has been recently completed through a
survey of politicians and senior administrators in Denmark
(Copenhagen), the Netherlands (Rotterdam), Spain (Barcelona) and
Scotland (West Lothian, which borders Edinburgh). The article
outlines a framework for the comparative analysis of the four
cases.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommonwealth Governance Handbook 2014/15
EditorsAndrew Robertson, Jade Fell, Kate Bystrova
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherNexus Strategic Partnerships
Publication date5 May 2015
Pages44-46
ChapterExcellence in public service: delivery and reform
Commissioning bodyCommonwealth Secretariat
ISBN (Print)978-1-908609-15-1
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2015

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Lewis, J. M., & Ricard, L. M. (2015). Innovation capacity in the public sector: A framework for comparative analysis. In A. Robertson, J. Fell, & K. Bystrova (Eds.), Commonwealth Governance Handbook 2014/15 (pp. 44-46). Nexus Strategic Partnerships. http://www.commonwealthgovernance.org/commonwealth-governance-handbook/