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What is the role of the public sector in innovation?
The public sector has a reputation for adding red tape where it does not belong, constraining innovation. However, the internet itself is a public sector innovation. The World Wide Web was developed at CERN, a government funded non-profit focussed on nuclear research. When and where should we ask the public sector to act on innovations? When should they choose to support the private sector instead?
Reading: Innovator’s Dilemma – Chapters 9-12
De Vries, H., Tummers, L. & Bekkers, V. (2018). The diffusion and adoption of public sector innovations: A meta-synthesis of the literature.
Public Sector and Innovations