The Effect of Stakeholder Inclusion on Public Sector Project Innovation

Show simple item record Godenhjelm, Sebastian Johanson, Jan-Erik 2018-03-07T22:10:30Z 2018-03-07T22:10:30Z 2018-03
dc.identifier.citation Godenhjelm , S & Johanson , J-E 2018 , ' The Effect of Stakeholder Inclusion on Public Sector Project Innovation ' , International Review of Administrative Sciences , vol. 84 , no. 1 , pp. 42-62 .
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dc.description.abstract The delivery of public services in collaborative agency networks has given rise to an increasing use of projects in administering policy and service delivery. Projects are assumed to provide mechanisms by which flexibility can be achieved and innovative solutions produced. The aim of the article is to advance the understanding of collaboration between stakeholders and its effect on innovation. It analyses stakeholders' influence on the creation of project innovations in 275 European Union-funded projects by using content analyses and logistic regression analyses. The results show that projects can act as hubs where valuable information is produced but that few projects produce innovations. Project stakeholder network, knowledge dissemination and project influence, as well as sources of advice, play a role in predicting project innovations. The article concludes that the overly optimistic view of collaboration as a remedy for a lack of innovation in the public sector can be questioned. Points for practitioners The results of the article help practitioners to compose public sector development projects that foster innovation. The results suggest that it pays to include representatives of research and education facilities among project staff as their inclusion predicts the possibilities of achieving innovations. The empirical findings provide insight into project innovation and indicate which practices to avoid. It is suggested that when managed correctly, stakeholder inclusion has an effect on public sector project innovation. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof International Review of Administrative Sciences
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 517 Political science
dc.subject 512 Business and Management
dc.subject Participation
dc.subject Implementation
dc.subject Networks
dc.subject Partnerships
dc.subject public administration research
dc.subject Public management
dc.subject Service delivery
dc.subject citizen participation
dc.subject public administration
dc.subject regional and local government
dc.subject NETWORKS
dc.subject GOVERNANCE
dc.subject MANAGEMENT
dc.subject POLICY
dc.subject GOVERNMENT
dc.subject KNOWLEDGE
dc.subject EUROPE
dc.title The Effect of Stakeholder Inclusion on Public Sector Project Innovation en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Swedish School of Social Science Subunit
dc.contributor.organization Democracy, Political Participation and Institutional Change
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.issn 0020-8523
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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