Analysis framework for the governance of policy and business innovation types and conditions InnoForESt Deliverable 3.1

Carsten Mann*, Stefan Sorge, Peter Stegmaier, Tatiana Kluvankova, Martin Spacek, Christian Schleyer, Ewert J. Aukes

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Abstract

The analysis framework for the governance of policy and business innovation types and conditions is developed in the context of the H2020 InnoForESt Innovation Action as an analytical lens to explore influencing factors of governance innovation types and conditions for the sustainable provision of forest ecosystem services. Building on the idea to analyse InnoForESt case study innovations as interconnected social-ecological forestry systems, socio-technical systems, and innovation systems, the analysis framework shall support project partners and political decision-makers:
a) Retrospectively, to gain a good understanding of the emergence and development of forest governance innovations (i.e., what factors have influenced the innovation, from early ideas of its emergence and its developments until now); and
b) Prospectively, on the enabling conditions of their upscaling and upgrading potentials (i.e., what is needed for a similar innovation elsewhere, or an improved version of the innovation in the current context; how to reduce risks for failure).
The application of the analysis framework and the identification of innovation factors will support the InnoForESt partners from science and practice to streamline their activities and to speak the same language when thinking about innovation system dimensions and its influences. Participating scientists from different disciplines and work packages, and the range of practice partners from forest policy, management and business have different understandings of terms and conditions for governance innovations to work. The common analysis framework supports collecting information on innovation systems in a comparable way by analysing, diagnosing, explaining and predicting system dimensions, influencing factors, outcomes and requirements for governance innovations to emerge, develop and work in an intended way. These insights are one basis for fostering and improving governance innovations, and respective policy and business recommendations that shall create enabling conditions for the sustainable provision of forest ecosystem services.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages47
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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