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 (Electronic)9783319433806
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
    MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


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