Innovation with effectuation: An opportunity for the public sector

Kirsti Mäensivu, Marja Toivonen, Karo Tammela

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This chapter focuses on new innovation models in the public sector. It analyses the specificities of the public sector-institutionalism and professionalism-as the context of innovation. On the other hand, it argues that entrepreneurial innovation processes combined with the perspectives of learning and networking are very well applicable-not only in the private companies but in public organizations as well. Based on this view, the effectual approach, closely linked to service-dominant logic (SDL), is examined as a theoretical construct and tested in practice. An 'effectual-type' process, in which a city administration collaborates with citizens groups to foster the mutual expansion of resources, is described as a case and the characteristics showing analytical generalizability are identified.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovating in Practice
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives and Experiences
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-43378-3, 978-3-319-43380-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material


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