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    The Management of Digital Loyalty Card Data within a Collaborative Innovation Network

    O'Connor, Christine (2014) The Management of Digital Loyalty Card Data within a Collaborative Innovation Network. Journal of Economic and Social Policy, 16 (2). Article 8. ISSN 2202-4883

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    The purpose of this article is to demonstrate the role of public policy and management in the delivery of an outcome oriented policy. The economic situation within recent years has resulted in a heightened awareness for more innovative public policy across the United Kingdom. Using a qualitative and an action research case study approach, this article describes and discusses how innovation and knowledge in public management can be fostered despite the downturn of the economy. This is illustrated by two regional universities within the United Kingdom when tasked with the management and delivery of highly formalised market intelligence data (Tesco Loyalty Card Data) within an innovation network with the Northern Ireland Government and the agri-food Industry. The aim of this collaborative innovation network was to address the ‘failure’ of regional small businesses in competing at a local, regional and national level. On review of the collaborative innovation network, it was established that the issue of trust and credibility created by the presence of the universities were key to the initial engagement, interaction and success of various parties within the network and to the ultimate success of the public support instrument.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This article originally appeared in JESP, which is an an open access journal meaning that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access which can be accessed at this link
    Keywords: Public Policy Management; Collaborative Innovation; Small Businesses; Universities; Digital Loyalty Card Data;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 5646
    Depositing User: Christina O'Connor
    Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2015 16:06
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Economic and Social Policy
    Publisher: ePublications@SCU
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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