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Introduction

christian bason

in Leading public sector innovation

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9781847426345
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302681 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847426345.003.0012
Introduction

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Across the globe, public leaders are demonstrating how a significantly more conscious and systematic approach to creating innovative solutions can effectively address some of society's most pressing societal challenges. The growing momentum of public sector innovation has evolved through awareness, cases and practice, barriers and practice. Innovation, like budgeting or human resource management, must become a natural discipline in government. Productivity imperative, growing citizen expectations, globalization, media, technology, demographic change, shocks and climate change are among the major driving forces that challenges public sector innovation. Unfortunately, most public sector organisations today are ill-suited to developing the kinds of radical new solutions that are needed. In order to make such ‘paradigmatic’ innovation much more likely, leaders in government must build an infrastructure of innovation — a public sector innovation ecosystem.

Keywords: innovation; public leaders; demographic change; government; innovation ecosystem; societal challenges

Chapter.  8033 words. 

Subjects: Organizations

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