Innovation has been often seen as an alien concept to public services and public administrations, which have been traditionally associated with bureaucracy, red-tape, and stalemate.
However, in the last decades, specially under the intellectual umbrella of new public management theory and within the context of privatisations, organisational restructuring, budget austerity and technological change, public administrations have introduced many kinds of innovations at all levels of management and service delivery, from public-private partnerships; private finance initiatives or electronic administration systems.
Is the public sector ready to embark in forms of innovation as in the private sector? Has the public sector already introduced forms of open innovation? Which types of open innovation can be developed by the public sector?
These are some of the underlying questions addressed by the research inspiring this blog.