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Can open government support innovation for inclusive development?: a South African case study

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-14T14:15:20Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-14T14:15:20Z
dc.date.issued 2021-09-14 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/16396
dc.description.abstract The opening of government in a number of countries has implications for innovation processes and the potential for inclusive development outcomes. After unpacking key thinking around openness and its attendant values, we explore the adoption of open government practices in innovation by considering four instruments: the opening of innovation and technology policy processes, co-creation and collaborative solution development by civil servants, government entities acting as innovation brokers, and public sector procurement of innovation. Through a case study of South Africa, we highlight how innovation actors prioritize particular values of openness over others, oftentimes at the expense of legality and impartiality. This oversight leads to project failures, legitimacy crises and exploitation of openness by more powerful entities. In response, we suggest that public sector innovation programs and platforms can more explicitly recognize and balance different values through appropriate institutional forms and legislation, and thereby enable sustainable application of open government practices. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Earthscan en
dc.subject GOVERNANCE en
dc.subject INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT en
dc.subject INEQUALITY en
dc.subject INNOVATION en
dc.title Can open government support innovation for inclusive development?: a South African case study en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 13(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2021/22 en
dc.ResearchGroup Developmental, Capable and Ethical State en
dc.ResearchGroup Impact Centre en
dc.SourceTitle International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development en
dc.ArchiveNumber 12107 en
dc.PageNumber 142-167 en
dc.outputnumber 11259 en
dc.bibliographictitle Plantinga, P. & Adams, R. (2021) Can open government support innovation for inclusive development?: a South African case study. <i>International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development</i>. 13(2):142-167. en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Plantinga, P. en
dc.contributor.author2 Adams, R. en


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