Governments worldwide struggle to remove policy deadlocks and enact much needed reforms in organizational structure and public services. In this book, Jacob Torfing explores collaborative innovation as a way for public and private stakeholders to break the impasse.
Torfing draws on his own pioneering work in Europe as well as examples from the United States and Australia to construct a cross-disciplinary framework for studying collaborative innovation. The result is a theoretically and empirically informed book that carefully demonstrates how multi-actor collaboration can enhance public innovation in the face of fiscal constraint, the proliferation of wicked problems, and the presence of unsatisfied social needs.
Jacob Torfing is a professor at Roskilde University, director of the Roskilde School of Governance in Denmark and a professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Nordland