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Entrepreneurial Government. Explanation of Principles of Reinvention of David Osborne and Ted Gaebler. ('92)

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According to Osborne and Gaebler, governments don't work well, because they are tall, sluggish, over-centralized, and preoccupied with rules and regulations."We designed public agencies to protect the public against politicians and bureaucrats gaining too much power or misusing public money. In making it difficult to steal the public's money, we made it virtually impossible to manage the public's money... In attempting to control virtually everything, we became so obsessed with dictating how things should be done - regulating the process, controlling the inputs - that we ignored the outcomes, the results". Osborn and Gaebler recommend "Entrepreneurial Government": a government that can compete and must compete with for-profit businesses, nonprofit agencies, and other units of government.


Ten Principles of Reinvention (Osborne and Gaebler)

The Entrepreneurial Government should be:

  1. Catalytic. Steering rather than rowing.

  2. Community-owned. Empowering rather than serving.

  3. Competitive. Injecting competition into service delivery.

  4. Mission-driven. Transforming rule-driven organizations.

  5. Results-oriented. Funding outcomes, not inputs.

  6. Customer-driven. Meeting the needs of the customer, not the bureaucracy.

  7. Enterprising. Earning rather than spending.

  8. Anticipatory. Prevention rather than cure.

  9. Decentralized. From hierarchy towards participation and teamwork.

  10. Market-oriented. Leveraging change through the market.

The model of David Osborne and Ted Gaebler for Entrepreneurial Government has led to the initiation of the National Performance Review (NPR) by Vice president Al Gore in 1994.


Principles of Reinvention Forum
  New Public Management and BPR
New Public Management (NPM) is a term coined by Hood (1991, A Public Management for All Seasons. Public Administration, 69 (Spring), 3-19) for the policy to modernize the public sector and and render more effective. The basic idea of NPM is that mark...
     
 
  Principles only for Educated Societies
I am not against decentralization, or a new theory of reinventing government. But in my opinion this theory is not useful for countries that depend on donations and are low literated.
In fact many theories and policies are written for educated ...
     
 
  How to Implement the Principles of Reinvention?
The above is a master list of possible attention areas to consider for public organizations existing in a dynamic environment. Good ideas.
But how to instil these aspects in organizations is a point haunting the brains of consultants.
Who ...
     
 
  Local Self Government
What is local self government? Thanks for your help or builds......
     
 
  Impact of Economic Regulation on State Company
How does economic regulation impact on a project-based state company where all funds are allocated by the government... In relation to managing financial resources and decision making?...
     
 
  Community -owned and Enterprising
It is difficult to prapse ideas how government can empower communities completely... What will be the impact for managing funds? ...
     
 
  Change Management and Process re-engineering
Change is inevitable. Some is planned and other is "enforced". Enforced in the case of poor governments receiving donations (funding). How could anyone managing the later cope with the situation where capacity is very minimal and staff sustainability...
     
 

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  Problems with Entrepreneurial Government in Africa
Some developing African countries are facing big challenges.
Governments of these countries initiate and spend much on multiple projects like dams, roads, electricity, etc that have a long gestation period. As a result:
1. inflation rise...
     
 

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In-depth Overview of Business Process Reengineering

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