publication . Article . 2016

Innovation Management in Swedish Municipalities

Wihlman, Thomas; Hoppe, Magnus; Wihlman, Ulla; Sandmark, Hélène;
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  • Published: 29 May 2016 Journal: European Journal of Workplace Innovation, volume 2 (issn: 2387-4570, eissn: 2387-4570, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Agder
  • Country: Sweden
Research on public sector innovation is still limited, and increased knowledge of innovation processes is needed. This article is a based on a study of the implementation of innovation policies in Swedish municipalities, and gives a first-hand, empirical view of some of the complexities of innovation in the public sector. The study took place in four municipalities in central Sweden. The municipalities varied in size and organisational forms. Interviews and policy documents were used for data collection.The results showed that the innovation policies were not followed by action, which may be described as not mobilizing dynamic capabilities to create innovativene...
free text keywords: Public sector, innovation, innovation capacity, dynamic capabilities, innovation concept, management, barriers, opportunities, employee-driven innovation, thematic analysis, summative content analysis, Offentlig sektor, medarbetardriven innovation
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