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How to implement innovation policies through projects successfully
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE).
2011 (English)In: Technovation, ISSN 0166-4972, Vol. 31, no 12, 615-626 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates the types of policy instruments responsible for the success of policy implementation through projects. Based on evidence from 12 comparative multiple case-studies, the paper provides an analytical insight from real practice on how and why different types of instruments lead to either successful or unsuccessful projects. In particular, the key finding is that in order for projects to implement policy successfully, policy instruments have to be designed based on specific systems thinking constructs related to flexibility. The findings provide the crucial but missing holistic conceptual direction for the development of implementation theory, which needs to overcome conceptual fragmentation and polarization. The findings also provide the insight as to how instruments really function which is essential to policy makers and project managers involved in public innovation programs. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Elsevier, 2011. Vol. 31, no 12, 615-626 p.
Keyword [en]
Innovation policy, Implementation instruments, Systems thinking, Innovation projects, Flexibility
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-51482DOI: 10.1016/j.technovation.2011.07.006ISI: 000297881300002OAI: diva2:482117
Available from: 2012-01-23 Created: 2012-01-23 Last updated: 2012-02-10Bibliographically approved

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