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How European public sector agencies innovate: the use of bottom-up, policy-dependent and knowledge-scanning innovation methods

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Arundel, A and Casali, L and Hollanders, H, How European public sector agencies innovate: the use of bottom-up, policy-dependent and knowledge-scanning innovation methods, Research Policy, 44, (7) pp. 1271-1282. ISSN 0048-7333 (2015) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.respol.2015.04.007

Abstract

Factor and cluster analysis are used to identify different methods that public sector agencies in Europe use to innovate, based on data from a 2010 survey of 3273 agencies. The analyses identify three types of innovative agencies: bottom-up, knowledge-scanning, and policy-dependent. The distribution of bottom-up agencies across European countries is positively correlated with average per capita incomes while the distribution of knowledge-scanning agencies is negatively correlated with income. In contrast, there is no consistent pattern by country in the distribution of policy-dependent agencies. Regression results that control for agency characteristics find that innovation methods are significantly correlated with the beneficial outcomes of innovation, with bottom-up and knowledge-scanning agencies out-performing policy-dependent agencies.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Public sector innovation, Taxonomy of innovation, Innovation outcomes, Innovation surveya
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
UTAS Author:Arundel, A (Professor Anthony Arundel)
ID Code:99963
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:24
Deposited By:Australian Innovation Research Centre
Deposited On:2015-04-21
Last Modified:2018-03-16
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