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
    PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
    Number of pages24
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319433806
    ISBN (Print)9783319433783
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
    MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

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