The workshop focuses on the theme of innovation in the public sector, seen through the lens of organisational studies. The aim is to provide the students with an interpretive key to understand innovation and the different ways in which it manifests in the public organisations, seen as "open systems". The workshop sets out to cover a selection of topics through reading of the relevant literature, theoretical reflections, testimonies and practical cases. The workshop has a limited number of places with a final exam scheduled for attending students.
The programme listed below is intended purely as a rough guide to allow for possible variations in sequence and content according to the interest shown in developing specific themes: - Presentation of the workshop: introductory concepts - Innovation and the public sector: the current state of research - Digital Agenda and E-government - Cities as innovation labs - Co-creation and co-production of public services - Risks and resistance: the other face of innovation - International experiences compared