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Open Innovation in the Public Sector

  • Leonardo Ferreira de Oliveira
  • Carlos Denner dos Santos Junior
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)

Abstract

Innovation in the Public Sector has been seen as a way to respond the current challenges posed to society. However, the literature shows that little attention has been given to link public sector innovation to existing theories based on system and complexity. This essay aims to contribute to filling this gap with the development of a theoretical framework focused on the relation of organizational capabilities and public value generation in a systemic context. We discuss that the concept of Dynamic Capabilities - Sensing, Seizing and Transforming - is adherent to analyze public sector innovation, especially open innovation in government. In this context, the development of these organizational capabilities contributes to public value creation and can be analyzed through System Dynamics. We argue that these theoretical fields can be joined to elucidate complex and non-linear relationships related to open innovation in the public sector, making possible to scholars and policymakers to understand aspects of the systemic environment that can increase or decrease the creation of public value to providers, users, and beneficiaries.

Keywords

Public sector innovation Open innovation Public value Dynamic capabilities System Dynamics 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by the Decanato de Pós-graduação – University of Brasília - DPG/UnB and by the Superior Court of Elections – Brazil.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonardo Ferreira de Oliveira
    • 1
    • 2
  • Carlos Denner dos Santos Junior
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BrasíliaBrasília, DFBrazil
  2. 2.Tandon School of EngineeringNew York UniversityBrooklynUSA

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