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Collaborative innovation in a local authority – ‘local economic development-by-project’?

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posted on 2024-05-31, 14:56 authored by Carlos Ferreira, Kevin Broughton, Kate BroadhurstKate Broadhurst, Jennifer Ferreira

This paper analyses how local authorities address the challenges of prolonged austerity by making use of collaborative innovation, financed through bidding for instrumental technology-based projects. Based on two case study projects within a local authority in England, analysis shows how local authority managers change their role, from brokers before and during bidding, to institution-builders during implementation, and networkers when attempting to capture long-term value from the projects. The findings also highlight the limits of this approach, as the limited nature of the projects makes it difficult for local authorities to capture long-term value, especially if there is no follow-up funding. 

Funding

European Spatial Planning Observation Network (ESPON)

History

School

  • Loughborough Business School

Published in

Public Management Review

Volume

26

Issue

5

Pages

1405-1423

Publisher

Informa UK

Version

  • VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The Author(s)

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access article published by Informa UK and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Acceptance date

2023-02-21

Publication date

2023-03-05

Copyright date

2023

ISSN

1471-9037

eISSN

1471-9045

Language

  • en

Depositor

Dr Kate Broadhurst. Deposit date: 6 March 2023