The main goal of the project is to analyze innovation processess in both public and private management. Innovation processess at the level of mission and goals (strategic), products (programs and services), and production processes (administrative procedures). The project is based on the hypothesis that it is possible to replicate in the public sector, some strategies and processes followed by executives and middle managers of the private sector. It is also based on the assumption that public and private sector managers can learn from what other managers, occupying very similar positions, did or failed to do. However, it is also recognized that innovation is perceived differently in the public and the private sector. In the public sector, it is not clear the role officials can play with regard to change innovating. The research is based on case studies, both of succes and failure. The direcct result of the research project is the production of twelve case studies with the aim to produce empirical evidence that allows to advance on management theory on innovation by: 1. comparating innovation processes in the private sector; 2. contrasting generalizations that have been advanced by the literature on innovation; 3. elaborating models that help to explain success and failure in innovation processes, on the basis of 12 case studies; 4. analyzing exemplary solutions to recurring problems; 5. improving the understanding of the role frame that guides a prtitioner's action to bring about change in problematic situations
|Effective start/end date||15/12/97 → 15/12/00|
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