Evaluation and innovation: Challenging the single narrative

  title={Evaluation and innovation: Challenging the single narrative},
  author={Robert Picciotto},
  journal={Electronic Markets},
  • R. Picciotto
  • Published 11 July 2017
  • Political Science
  • Electronic Markets
The advent of innovation as a privileged policy priority—in New Zealand as in the rest of the world—illustrates the power of the single narrative as a covert advocacy tool for the promotion of an ideology. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, a shifting conception of innovation has been used to reinforce the hold of private interests over public policy. This article exposes the artificial simplicity of this mental model through reference to economic theory and historical experience. Next… 

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