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Tackling Policy Challenges Through Public Sector Innovation

This report discusses how steering innovation investment in public sector organisations through a portfolio approach can help governments respond to the multi-faceted challenges they face. Portfolio management is a well-known device in the financial sector, allowing for dynamic decision-making processes involving regular reviews of activity and ensuring a coherent distribution of resources among strategic options
Table Of Contents
Intro -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Table of contents -- Executive summary -- Notes -- Part I Addressing public policy challenges through public sector innovation -- 1 Connecting purpose with solutions - Introduction to the Public Sector Innovation Facet model -- Background -- A growing need for public sector innovation -- The objective of a model for public sector innovation -- Public Sector Innovation Facets: A conceptual model -- Dimensions of innovation -- Purpose of innovation -- References -- Notes -- 2 Working with innovation portfolios -- Innovation portfolio management -- Theoretical underpinnings of a portfolio approach -- Lessons from the private sector -- Functions of innovation portfolios -- Creating new knowledge and space for sense-making -- Mapping a holistic view of innovation -- Creating a diverse supply of innovation -- Measuring and evaluating innovation portfolios -- Ensuring efficient project co-ordination and portfolio stewardship -- Tools and methods -- Risk-balance and resource allocation -- Understanding current portfolio activities -- Managing complex systems -- Using portfolios to balance innovation -- Action points and takeaways -- References -- Notes -- 3 Innovation portfolios in policy making systems -- Steering public sector innovation systems -- How the innovation facets interact with systemic capacity to innovate -- How the innovation facets interact with policymaking systems -- References -- Notes -- 4 Towards a strategic, action-oriented innovation portfolio -- Part II Working with the public sector innovation facets: An in-depth analysis -- 5 Enhancement-oriented innovation -- General description -- The challenge -- The approach -- Research findings -- Incremental innovation and ambidexterity -- Digitalisation and e-government -- Productivity -- Distinguishing productivity from efficiency
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non fiction
1st ed.
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1 online resource (223 pages)
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