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New Publication: Taming the snake in paradise: combining institutional design and leadership to enhance collaborative innovation

Collaborative innovation seems ideal to deal with the growing expectations to public services and the pervasiveness of wicked problems in times characterized by growing fiscal constraints. However, the challenge for collaborative innovation is to nurture the diversity of views, ideas and forms of knowledge while still establishing a common ground for joint learning. In this article Jacob Torfing , Daniela Cristofoli , Peter A. Gloor , Albert J. Meijer and Benedetta Trivellato explore how multiple constellations of institutional design and leadership spur collaborative innovation. Using data from the Collaborative Case Database they find that the exercise of hands-on leadership is more important for securing collaborative innovation outcomes than hands-off institutional design. Read the article Here.