The Selected Aspects of the Public Sector innovativeness in Poland – Challenges for Management Cover Image

Wybrane aspekty innowacyjności sektora publicznego w Polsce – wyzwania dla zarządzania
The Selected Aspects of the Public Sector innovativeness in Poland – Challenges for Management

Author(s): Urszula Kobylińska
Subject(s): Supranational / Global Economy, Business Economy / Management, Communication studies, Accounting - Business Administration
Published by: Społeczna Akademia Nauk
Keywords: public administration; innovativeness; innovations in the public sector; Poland

Summary/Abstract: Background: In many economies, both developed and developing rapidly, we can observe the potential of administration as organizations which under appropriate conditions may show high levels of innovation. The administration on one hand may be an active participant and on the other hand act as a creator of conditions conducive to innovative activities. Both of these roles are important and complementary to each other because the administration can create legislative base as well as adequate infrastructure and space for innovation, and then actively participate in the process of their diffusion. In recent years the European Union has shown increasing interest in the actions for measuring innovativeness of the European administration and stimulating its growth. Research aims: The aim of the study is to assess the degree of innovativeness of Polish administration in comparison with EU countries and an indication of the challenges facing the public sector in Poland in terms of raising innovation. In research on the innovativeness of the EU economies (Innovation Union Scoreboard, 2013) Poland was in the group of “moderate innovators”, although there are noticeable differences in the approach to the implementation of innovations and cultural conditions of their diffusion. According to the innovation of public administration, position of Poland, in the majority is below the EU average. Methods: The adopted research method was analysis of reports on public sector innovativeness in the EU and foreign and national literature studies.Key findings: The analysed research results clearly show degree of innovativeness of Polish Administration. More developed EU countries, have more experience in implementing innovations in the field of management systems, communication, involvement of entities outside the sector to work on innovation and shaping the organizational culture conducive to innovation.

  • Issue Year: 17/2016
  • Issue No: 7.3
  • Page Range: 111-124
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish