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Measuring Public Innovation in the Nordic Countries (MEPIN)

  • Publisert 01.02.2011
Understanding the rate and degree of innovation in the public sector, as well as its incentives, processes and impact. Developing a measurement framework for collecting internationally comparable data on innovation in the public sector.

The objective of the Nordic research project “Measuring innovation in the public sector in the Nordic countries (MEPIN)”‟ is to develop a measurement framework for collecting internationally comparable data on innovation in the public sector, which both will contribute to our understanding of what public sector innovation is and how public sector organisations innovate and will develop metrics for use in promoting public sector innovation. The work of the first stage of this project is documented through, in all, six papers:

  • The public sector in innovation systems (Markus M. Bugge, Johan Hauknes, Stig Slipersæter and Carter Bloch)
  • Towards a conceptual framework for measuring public sector innovation (Carter Bloch)
  • Survey methodology for measuring public innovation (Peter S. Mortensen)
  • Mapping user needs (Lydia L. Jørgensen)
  • Feasibility study of public sector organizations (Per Annerstedt and Roger Björkbacka)
  • Nordic survey on public sector innovation 2009 – draft pilot questionnaire

Based on this work, a pilot study was conducted among public sector organisations in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The results of the pilot studies and an assessment of the methodologies used are presented in Report on the Nordic Pilot Studies – Analyses of methodology and results.