Innovation

Innovation is not just invention, and it is not just technology. Innovation is having new ideas, developing the best ones, and implementing them in such a way that there is a good chance that they will improve the ways in which organisations operate or perform--in other words, anything new that works. We believe the combination of long-term challenges and public sector austerity will shock the public sector into radical reform through innovation.

Publication
Book
2011

Paradoxes of Modernization Book Cover

This book explores the unintended and unanticipated effects associated with 'modernization' projects and tackles the key question that they provoke - why do policy-makers persist in such enterprises in the face of evidence that they tend to fail?

Publication
Report
2006

In 2005 we carried out a Value for Money (VFM) study on behalf of the National Audit Office focusing on 'Achieving Innovation: Routes to Progress and Common Barriers in the Public Services'. Achieving Innovation aimed to provide a related authoritative account of why innovation is so difficult to achieve in the delivery of public services, and how successful innovation takes place.

Publication
Paper
2003

This paper explores the extent and character of electronic government initiatives in seven countries: Japan, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands.

Publication
Paper
2003

E-government and Policy Innovation in Seven Liberal Democracies by Professor Patrick Dunleavy (LSE and ANU), Professor Helen Margetts (UCL), Simon Bastow (UCL), Jane Tinkler (LSE).

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