A forthcoming special issue on Digital Government and Public Management in Public Management Review includes one of my articles titled “Open innovation in the public sector: drivers and barriers for the adoption of Challenge.gov“.
Here is the abstract:
Online Open Innovation (OI) platforms like Challenge.gov are used to post public sector problem statements, collect and evaluate ideas submitted by citizens with the goal to increase government innovation. Using quantitative data extracted from contests posted to Challenge.gov and qualitative interviews with thirty-six public managers in fourteen federal departments contribute to the discovery and analysis of intra-, inter, and extra-organizational factors that drive or hinder the implementation of OI in the public sector. The analysis shows that system-inherent barriers hinder public sector organizations to adopt this procedural and technological innovation. However, when the mandate of the innovation policy aligns with the mission of the organization, it opens opportunities for change in innovation acquisition and standard operating procedures.
KEYWORDS: Online Open Innovation platforms, barriers for e-government adoption, government innovation, crowdsourcing innovations
See more information on RG.
Mergel, I. (in press): Open innovation in the public sector: drivers and barriers for the adoption of Challenge.gov. Special Issue: Digital Government and Public Management, in: Public Management Review, XX:X, pp. xxx-xxx.