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Policy entrepreneurship in context: Understanding the role of institutions in the emergence of novel policy solutions for services innovation in Finland and Ireland

Henderson, Dylan 2019. Policy entrepreneurship in context: Understanding the role of institutions in the emergence of novel policy solutions for services innovation in Finland and Ireland. Science and Public Policy 46 (5) , pp. 668-678. 10.1093/scipol/scz020
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Abstract

Policy entrepreneurs have been identified as playing an important role in the emergence of public policies for innovation. Despite the growing number of studies, the role of context has only recently begun to be explored in detail. This article contributes by investigating the interplay between the institutional context and the strategies of policy entrepreneurs, in the successful introduction of new policy ideas for services innovation. Building on insights from institutional theory, it argues that policy entrepreneurs are embedded in a multidimensional context of field-level conditions, multi-level standard operating procedures for policy development, and the social position of actors. It explores the activities of policy entrepreneurs in two countries—Finland and Ireland—and finds that differences in the institutional context help explain why some entrepreneurs are able to develop and implement new policies, while others fail. The article draws on comparative case study evidence including documentary analysis and interviews.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 0302-3427
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 4 April 2019
Date of Acceptance: 19 March 2019
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 15:25
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/121385

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