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Understanding innovation in a municipal context: A conceptual discussion
Linköping University, HELIX Vinn Excellence Centre. Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Project management, Innovations and Entrepreneurship . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9168-1790
2013 (English)In: Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice., ISSN 1447-9338, Vol. 15, no 3, 315-325 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper examines how local government practioners understand the concept of innovation in a municipal concept. The rainbow eceonomy concept is used to distinguish between three different attitudes toward the word innovation among practioners. One important conclusion is that the poor understanding of innovation among practioners will strengthen the view of the public sector as non-innovative and incapacitate the concept as a human instrument.

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2013. Vol. 15, no 3, 315-325 p.
Keyword [en]
innovation public sector rainbow economy conceptualization practioner local government barriers to innovation human resources
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-102931DOI: 10.5172/impp.2013.15.3.315ISI: 000328539500005OAI: diva2:684576
Available from: 2014-01-08 Created: 2014-01-08 Last updated: 2014-01-24Bibliographically approved

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