Bureaucratic Ambition: Careers, Motives, and the Innovative by Manuel P. Teodoro

By Manuel P. Teodoro

Political scientists and public management students have lengthy well-known that innovation in public organizations is contingent on entrepreneurial bureaucratic executives. yet not like their advertisement opposite numbers, public management "entrepreneurs" don't benefit from their thoughts. What motivates enterprising public executives? How are they created? Manuel P. Teodoro's idea of bureaucratic govt ambition explains why pioneering leaders aren no longer the results of serendipity, yet really come up out of predictable institutional design.

Teodoro explains the structures that foster or frustrate entrepreneurship between public executives. via case stories and quantitative research of unique information, he indicates how mental explanations and profession possibilities form directors' judgements, and he finds the results those offerings have for innovation and democratic governance. Tracing the profession paths and political habit of business enterprise executives, Teodoro unearths that, while development comprises relocating throughout organizations, formidable bureaucrats have robust incentives for entrepreneurship. the place occupation development happens vertically inside of a unmarried association, formidable bureaucrats have much less incentive for innovation, yet probably higher responsibility. This examine introduces invaluable empirical equipment and has already generated extra studies.

A strong argument for the artwork of the prospective, Bureaucratic Ambition advances a versatile concept of politics and public management. Its classes will increase debate between students and tell policymakers and profession administrators.

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