New PDF release: Bureaucratic Ambition: Careers, Motives, and the Innovative

By Manuel P. Teodoro

Political scientists and public management students have lengthy famous that innovation in public organizations is contingent on entrepreneurial bureaucratic executives. yet not like their advertisement opposite numbers, public management "entrepreneurs" don't make the most of their ideas. 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 quite 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 facts, he indicates how mental causes and profession possibilities form directors' judgements, and he unearths the results those offerings have for innovation and democratic governance. Tracing the profession paths and political habit of organization executives, Teodoro reveals that, whilst development comprises relocating throughout firms, formidable bureaucrats have robust incentives for entrepreneurship. the place profession development happens vertically inside a unmarried association, formidable bureaucrats have much less incentive for innovation, yet might be higher responsibility. This learn introduces worthy empirical tools and has already generated extra studies.

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

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