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Advancing innovation in the public sector: Aligning innovation measurement with policy goals

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Arundel, A, Bloch, C and Ferguson, B 2019 , 'Advancing innovation in the public sector: Aligning innovation measurement with policy goals' , Research Policy, vol. 48, no. 3 , pp. 789-798 , doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2018.12.001.

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Abstract

There is sufficient evidence, drawn from surveys of innovation in the public sector and cognitive testing interviews with public sector managers, to develop a framework for measuring public sector innovation. Although many questions that are covered in the Oslo Manual guidelines for measuring innovation in the private sector can be applied with some modifications to the public sector, public sector innovation surveys need to meet policy needs that require collecting additional types of data. Policy to support public sector innovation requires data on how public sector organizations innovate and how a strategic management approach to innovation can influence the types of innovations that are developed. Both issues require innovations surveys to delve deeply into the innovation processes and strategies that are used by public sector managers. Implementation of the measurement framework proposed in this paper would open up opportunities for a new, policy-relevant research program on public sector innovation.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Arundel, A and Bloch, C and Ferguson, B
Keywords: public sector innovation, innovation measurement, public sector innovation policy, governance
Journal or Publication Title: Research Policy
Publisher: Elsevier Science Bv
ISSN: 0048-7333
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/j.respol.2018.12.001
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© 2018 The Authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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