Innovation in the public sector

Stewart-Weeks, Martin and Kastelle, Tim (2015) Innovation in the public sector. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 74 1: 63-72. doi:10.1111/1467-8500.12129

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Author Stewart-Weeks, Martin
Kastelle, Tim
Title Innovation in the public sector
Journal name Australian Journal of Public Administration   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1467-8500
Publication date 2015-03-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/1467-8500.12129
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 74
Issue 1
Start page 63
End page 72
Total pages 10
Place of publication Richmond, VIC Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Abstract Why does the public sector innovate, how should the public sector innovate, and, even more basically, should the public sector innovate? These are some of the questions that these contributions explore and to which they provide some salutary answers. Martin Stewart-Weeks, an independent consultant working at the intersection of government, innovation, and technology, draws some lessons from his direct experience and advisory work about how the public sector catches the innovation ‘bug’ and turns it into in- spired action. From infection to inspiration to implementation, the public sector needs to lower its defences and put itself ‘in harm's way’ to engage with innovators and new ideas. Tim Kastelle, one of Australia's leading innovation scholars and practitioners, sets out some practical ways that the public sector can extend and entrench its innovation practice. These include managing innovation as a process, shifting the risk equation, and experimenting.
Keyword Public sector
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 10 FEB 2015

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