Ass.-Prof. Dr. Dennis Hilgers did his doctorate at the University of Hamburg and was head of research group at the chair of Technology and Innovation Management at the RWTH Aachen. Since 2009, he is Professor for Public Management at the University of Hamburg, and is concentrating on public sector reforms, particularly with strategies of public innovation management, e-government, and public financial management.

Extending Open Innovation to Open Government: a Roadmap for New Opportunities in Citizensourcing

Extending the principles of open innovation to the public sector is a particularly important transition. Public bodies are significant spenders on products and services and yet are often distant from the most dynamic processes in our economy. Dennis Hilgers and Frank Piller look at the wider benefits of an open public service in an extended web article downloadable on Innovation Management. The authors raise some of the most important issues below.