Publication
Title
Pressure, legitimacy and innovative behaviour by public organisations
Author
Abstract
According to New Public Management (NPM) doctrines, public organizations involved in service delivery and policy implementation will be induced to innovative behavior if they have enough managerial autonomy and simultaneously are subjected to managerial pressure, such as result control by government or competition of other providers. This NPM pressure-response model is tested by using survey data on 84 Flemish public organizations. These tests provide evidence for the assumed effect of NPM-like pressure on the innovative behavior of public organizations. However, the empirical model shows more complex relationships as is assumed by NPM doctrine. These complex relationships are corroborated and explained by making reference to a multiple-case study of four Flemish public organizations. An expanded political/administrative pressureresponse model, referring to legitimacy as a motivational force, is suggested in order to explain innovative behavior by public organizations. This model may help to understand the preconditions for spontaneous adaptation of public organizations.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Governance: an international journal of policy and administration. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2007
ISSN
0952-1895
Volume/pages
20:3(2007), p. 469-498
ISI
000249130500005
Full text (Publishers DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 26.03.2013
Last edited 08.05.2017