Public Value through Innovation: Danish Public Managers’ Views on Barriers and Boosters

Ditte Thøgersen*, Susanne Boch Waldorff, Tinne Steffensen

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This paper adds to current conversations on public value and public sector innovation by offering a quantitative analysis of the multiple types of public value that Danish public sector managers perceive to have created by innovating. Previous studies have primarily investigated public innovation on a case-by-case basis – and few with a focus on the outcomes of innovation. Access to a unique dataset permits a comprehensive study across the entire Danish public sector, centered on public managers’ perceptions of value created by public innovation. Using logistic regression analysis, a number of variables are tested to explore which antecedents will affect managers’ reported value creation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Public Administration
Issue number14
Pages (from-to)1264-1273
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021

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Published online: 13 April 2020


  • Public sector innovation
  • Public value
  • Public management

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