Collaborative Innovation in Labour Market Inclusion

LINDSAY, Colin, PEARSON, Sarah, BATTY, Elaine, CULLEN, Anne Marie and EADSON, William (2021). Collaborative Innovation in Labour Market Inclusion. Public Administration Review.

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    This article deploys the concept of “collaborative innovation” to discuss key stakeholders’ and service users’ experiences of innovative labour market inclusion services. We draw on work by Sørensen and Torfing (2011, 2016, 2017) to frame collaborative innovation as a distinctive approach to the co‐production of services that respond to user needs, and highlight the importance of governance and leadership practices that foster mutual learning and boundary spanning innovation. The article reports on 102 interviews with service users (in this case, unemployed lone parents) and 117 interviews with key stakeholders involved in local partnerships. We identify benefits from such collaborative approaches in terms of innovative service design and positive outcomes for service users. We conclude that policymakers should consider the potential added value of collaborative innovation in labour market inclusion.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Political Science & Public Administration; 1503 Business and Management; 1605 Policy and Administration; 1606 Political Science
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    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2021 17:06
    Last Modified: 17 May 2021 14:42

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