1 Globalization and Europeanization, Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University2 Roskilde School of Governance, Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University3 The Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University4 Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University
Public managers are experiencing a growing demand for innovation. One of the promising approaches to instigating innovation is that of emergent strategic patterns (ESPs). According to the literature, the institutional barriers and drivers of ESPs are shaped by the two dominant public management models, NPM (the barriers) and governance (the drivers). However, based on an empirical case study of the institutional barriers and drivers for ESPs in the Danish Crime Prevention Council, this article concludes that ESPs are in fact enabled by a much more mixed management model.