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The role of an inclusive innovation culture and innovation support strategies in university managerial and service innovations: Survey results for Australia and New Zealand

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Arundel, A and Bowen Butchart, D and Gatenby-Clark, SJ, The role of an inclusive innovation culture and innovation support strategies in university managerial and service innovations: Survey results for Australia and New Zealand, OECD Blue Sky Forum on Science and Innovation Indicators, 19-21 September 2016, Ghent, Belgium, pp. 1-23. (2016) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]


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Abstract

We build on recent research on measuring innovation in the public sector to construct and test a questionnaire on administrative and managerial innovations in the university sector. The questionnaire uses a hybrid methodology that combines a ‘subject’ approach, with general questions on innovation activities, with an ‘object’ approach that asks a series of focused questions on a single ‘most important’ innovation. The questionnaire was sent between November 2015 and February 2016 to a sample of 1,732 senior managers at 39 universities in Australia and 6 universities in New Zealand. Responses were obtained from 573, for a response rate of 37.8%. The analyses in this paper focus on the support of the senior executive of universities for an inclusive innovation culture that includes all administrative staff and the use of several advanced methods for innovating. We find that there are large differences across universities in the share of respondents that perceive that their university’s senior executive supports a positive and inclusive innovation culture. Econometric analyses show that support for an inclusive innovation culture increases the use of best-practice methods for innovating and decreases the likelihood of an abandoned or under-performing innovation. However, support for an inclusive innovation culture has no effect on the introduction of entirely new innovations.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Inclusive innovation culture, innovation support strategies, university managerial and service innovations, Australia and New Zealand
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Business and Management
Research Field:Innovation and Technology Management
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and Productivity
Objective Field:Public Sector Productivity
Author:Arundel, A (Professor Anthony Arundel)
Author:Bowen Butchart, D (Mrs Dominique Bowen Butchart)
Author:Gatenby-Clark, SJ (Mrs Sarah Gatenby-Clark)
ID Code:112577
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Australian Innovation Research Centre
Deposited On:2016-11-16
Last Modified:2017-02-24
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