At the IRSPM conference in Hong Kong, we heard that we have won the best article award in Public Management Review for our article “A systematic review of co-creation and co-production: Embarking on the social innovation journey“. We want to thank the editorial board for this decision. The article is based on the EU FP7 LIPSE (Learning from Innovation in Public Sector Environments) project. An abstract and citation is shown below. Abstract cocreation and […]

Call for papers for the Social Innovation Research Conference (SIRC). Title: Innovations in public and social policy and in public services delivery.  Hosted by the School of International Affairs and Public Affairs Fudan University, Shanghai, China 21st – 22nd May 2015 Sponsors the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM), the Learning from Innovation in Public Service Environments Programme of the European Union (LIPSE), the Centre […]

At the next EGPA-conference in Speyer, Germany, we are organizing a panel on Innovation in Public Management. Attached you can find the Call for Proposals. It is situated within the Permanent Study Group XV (Public Administration, Technology and Innovation) and officially sponsored by LIPSE ( Although public sector innovation has become a well-accepted term for thinking about public sector changes, the precise limits of what exactly constitutes innovation in public management have […]

Project on innovation in the public sector We are happy to share with you the first newsletter of our FP7 research project LIPSE: Learning from Innovation in Public Sector Environments. In the newsletter, information is provided about the first results of the project, (upcoming) events and recent publications on public sector innovation by LIPSE partners. With a budget of €2.5 Million—funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union—it is one […]

Montgomery van Wart, Lotte Bogh Andersen, Mila Gasco and I have developed a panel for the next IRSPM-conference in Ottowa, Canada, entitled “New directions in public leadership, innovation and change research”.  If you have any papers relevant for the panel, we would love to receive an abstract. This IRSPM panel will be used to develop a joint research program on the topic of leadership, innovation and change, including international publication […]

The department of Public Administration of the Erasmus University will be the coordinator of a large international comparative research project into the drivers and barriers behind social innovation practices in the public sector.  The project is funded by 7th Framework Program of the European Commission involving 2,5 Million euros. The research will be conducted in eleven European countries (Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Rumania, Slovakia, Spain and […]

For a project on innovation in the public sector, we are looking to recruit a PhD candidate. This PhD position is part of the European comparative project “Learning from Innovation in Public Sector Environments” (LIPSE), funded by the EU 7th Framework. The project is led by prof. dr. Victor Bekkers and dr. Lars Tummers from the Erasmus University Rotterdam. It creates an overview of the current state of public sector innovation in […]