The invisible innovators: challenging with public value creation in a Greek post-downsized public service
- Document type
- Conference Paper
- Melissanidou, Eleni
- British Academy of Management
- Date of publication
- 9 September 2014
- British Academy of Management Conference Proceedings 2014
- Management & leadership: including strategy, public sector management, operations and production
- Business and management
- Material type
[Author's original abstract]
The purpose of this developmental paper is to discuss a strategy as practice view of innovation management processes in post-downsized Greek public services in the current instable institutional context with a significant social impact. Under the umbrella of a practice-based emergent innovation strategic paradigm, this study intends to open the strategy as practice agenda by offering a new research site related to a bottom-up practice-viewed innovation strategy development process. In particular, it focuses on practices of lower-level strategists that may be linked with their micro-behaviour and their involvement in the innovation process. Through a narrative case-study method, this research, which is currently in an early empirical stage, explores the impact of specific structural and managerial conditions on lower-level strategists’ role in strategic innovation within public services.
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