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By Manuel P. Teodoro

Political scientists and public management students have lengthy well-known that innovation in public companies is contingent on entrepreneurial bureaucratic executives. yet in contrast to their advertisement opposite numbers, public management "entrepreneurs" don't take advantage of their ideas. What motivates enterprising public executives? How are they created? Manuel P. Teodoro's concept of bureaucratic government ambition explains why pioneering leaders aren now not the results of serendipity, yet quite come up out of predictable institutional design.

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

A strong argument for the artwork of the potential, Bureaucratic Ambition advances a versatile idea of politics and public management. Its classes will improve debate between students and tell policymakers and occupation administrators.

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