Measuring Public Innovation in Nordic Countries: Report on the Nordic Pilot studies – Analyses of methodelogy and resultsDec 14 2011
NIFU-report 2011:40. This report presents findings from the Nordic pilot study which has been a central part of the joint Nordic research project ‘Measuring Public Innovation in Nordic Countries: Toward a common statistical approach’. The prime objective of the project has been to generate a better understanding of how to measure innovation in public sector contexts and to test our measurement framework with respect to validity, potential comparability and usefulness. In addition to generating new knowledge and improving our understanding of how to measure innovation in the public sector, the pilot study also provides novel empirical results on public sector innovation. However, it is important to avoid over-interpretation of these results and they should not be considered suitable for benchmarking.