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Multidimensional Innovation in the Public Sector: An Analysis at the Work Group Level


Torugsa, N and Arundel, A, Multidimensional Innovation in the Public Sector: An Analysis at the Work Group Level, Proceedings of the 27th ANZAM Conference, 4-6 December 2013, Hobart, pp. 1-17. ISBN 978-0-9875968-1-9 (2013) [Conference Extract]


Using a large-scale sample of Australian public service employees and a multivariate probit model, we explore the effect of idea sources, innovation barriers, personal motivation and workplace support for innovation on five dimensions of the workplace’s most significant innovation (policy, service, service delivery, administrative and organisational, and conceptual). Correlations of the error terms show that many innovations have multiple dimensions. Innovation draws on many sources of ideas, but the breadth of these sources is subject to diminishing returns. All but one innovation barrier is positively associated with innovation dimensions. Greater employee motivation and workplace support for innovation are associated with greater innovation success at the work group level.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:public sector innovation; employee work groups; idea sources; innovation barriers; personal motivation; workplace support
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Innovation management
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Public sector productivity
UTAS Author:Torugsa, N (Dr Ann Torugsa)
UTAS Author:Arundel, A (Professor Anthony Arundel)
ID Code:87972
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Australian Innovation Research Centre
Deposited On:2013-12-20
Last Modified:2014-06-17

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