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Creating innovation in Swedish municipalities
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. (Health and Welfare in Multicultural Working Life)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8045-797X
2015 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This article gives an overview of a study into innovation in welfare

services, conducted in four Swedish municipalities. Data collection was made

from official documents and from interviews.

The result indicates that there were difficulties in implementing decided

innovation policies. Major hindrances were lack of structures and support,

understanding of the innovation concept, lacking communication but also that

other priorities were made. The organizations as such did not prepare

themselves for the implementation of the policies.

The study gives insight into the difficulties of implementing innovation in

municipal welfare services. It improves our understanding of innovation

management and innovation processes in the municipalities studied. The study

also contributes to the discussion of how a concept such as innovation needs to

be adapted to the welfare services of the public sector if it should be useful. It

also suggested that further concept development, as well as empirical studies is

needed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ISPIM, Manchester, UK, 2015.
Keyword [en]
Policies; local government; municipalities; employee-driven innovation: management; leadership, public sector innovation
National Category
Public Administration Studies
Research subject
Working Life Studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-28413OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-28413DiVA: diva2:824193
Conference
The XXVI ISPIM Conference – Shaping the Frontiers of Innovation Management, Budapest, Hungary on 14-17 June 2015
Available from: 2015-06-21 Created: 2015-06-21 Last updated: 2015-06-23Bibliographically approved

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