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Making the most of public services A systems approach to public innovation Making the most of public services A systems approach to public innovation HOT

This paper looks to consider how public sector organisations invest in innovation and support wider public-private innovation networks. Despite often looking to the private sector to understand innovation, two important areas of thought on innovation are conspicuously absent from the study of the public sector. The first is the understanding of innovation as driven by investments in intangible assets – the knowledge based assets that which are understood to be central to performance in the knowledge economy (R&D, software, design, brand equity and human or organisational capital). The second is the notion of an innovation system – the set of institutions, relationships and interactions through which innovations emerge and develop.

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Version 2011
Category Case studies
Author Charles Levy