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Coping with austerity: innovation via collaboration or retreat to the known?

Diamond, Janet and Vangen, Siv (2017). Coping with austerity: innovation via collaboration or retreat to the known? Public Money & Management, 37(1) pp. 47–54.

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This article explores potential approaches to the management of public sector austerity through collaborative innovation. Practitioner-based insider research offers an insight into how collaborative innovation can work in the public sector, what undermines it and what impact the active management of a turbulent environment can make in creating divergent outcomes. A flexible action framework – modelling collaborative innovation – offers a practical means of understanding and supporting effective innovation through collaboration.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 CIPFA
ISSN: 1467-9302
Keywords: austerity; collaboration; innovation; insider research
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Item ID: 46475
Depositing User: Tracey Moore
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2016 11:20
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 11:26
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