Organizational Learning in Urban Innovation Projects

Registration number: GF23-42273L
Provider: Czech Science Foundation
Solver: James Evans
Start: 01.01. 2023
End: 31.12. 2025
Partners: Wroclaw University of Science and Technology

Cities are under pressure to innovate their services and transform their management in the face of global challenges and societal trends. Effective implementation of innovations requires that they respond to the needs of the city and reflect local specifics, and at the same time that they are reflected in the processes and organizational structure. Social and organizational learning play a role in adapting city administration and the urban ecosystem to new challenges. Theresea will focus on the potential of pilot projects to support organizational and social learning and the ability to capture and mediate such learning. The main part of the research is case studies in the Czech Republic and Poland based on a combination of qualitative and quantitative research. The innovation ecosystem of two selected cities (Prague and Wroclaw) will be mapped, including its interaction with organizations at the regional, national and European levels. The results of the research will be verified with representatives of selected cities in other countries.

The project is lead by Wroclaw University of Science and Technology and is financially supported by the National Science Centre Poland under the grant agreement UMO-2021/43/I/HS4/01647 and the Czech Science Foundation under grant agreement GF23-42273L.

The project was terminated on the basis of the decision of the provider (Ref. No. 46132/2023/GAČR/SVV).