How to lead and manage collaborative innovation

by Tessa Coombes, guest blogger for P&P conference The final plenary session of the conference was delivered in energetic fashion by Prof Jacob Torfing, Roskilde University, who took us through a whistle-stop tour of what we can achieve through collaboration and how it enhances innovation. He explained that the last 30 years or so has … Continue reading How to lead and manage collaborative innovation

Collaboration as the new normal?

by Tessa Coombes, guest blogger for P&P conference Our first session this morning on the second day of the Policy & Politics conference was a fast and furious presentation from Prof Helen Sullivan, University of Melbourne, covering a wide range of issues relating to collaboration. The presentation sought to cover why collaboration can be seen as … Continue reading Collaboration as the new normal?

Public leadership between ‘front’ and ‘back’ stage

by Tessa Coombes, guest blogger for P&P conference In the afternoon plenary session on the first day of the Policy & Politics conference, Prof. Dr. Erik-Hans Klijn, Erasmus University Rotterdam, explored the tension between front stage (world of media and politics) and back stage (world of complex networks) using his own work to take us … Continue reading Public leadership between ‘front’ and ‘back’ stage

Collaborative Governance: why, when and how?

by Tessa Coombes, guest blogger for P&P conference Collaborative governance: why, when and how? That was the question posed by Prof Chris Ansell, University of California, in the opening presentation to the Policy & Politics Conference 2014. Chris described himself as a ‘nervous fan’ of collaborative governance when used as an alternative to a more adversarial system. He discussed … Continue reading Collaborative Governance: why, when and how?