FROM BUREAUCRAT TO
the hard ways toward
the innovation in public management
by Franco Archibugi
Centre - 2002
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The reform of public administration in Italy, as in more or less all
advanced western countries, has been a subject debated for decades,
and one which, in the final decade of the last century, found new
impulse in countries such as the USA, where the federal “Government
Performance and Result Act” (GPRA) of 1993 introduced “result-based
management techniques.” The first experiences in the application of
technical innovations in this field have shown that the decisive
battle for innovation is fought and won on the field of educational
activities to improve the skills of public managers.
The author, an authority on already-introduced managerial
transformations (and those still being experimented with) in the
United States and in other pioneering countries, and a professor in
the Post-Graduate School of Public Administration attached to the
Prime Minster’s Office in Italy, testifies with this book on both
the concerns and characteristics of managerial innovation in the
public domain, and on the efforts to improve the substance of
methods of educational activities aimed directly and specifically at
the preparation and training of public managers.
This book, in other terms, deals with the features and challenges of
a new didactic method capable of introducing new professionalism and
technical leadership into the civil service.
managerial innovation in the public sector : the systemic and
strategic planning role.
“reinventing government” experience in Usa,
federal strategic planning (GPRA) in Usa: the hope for a new
“New Public Management” in the Oecd activities (Puma)
“New Public Management” and its educational implications
Public Administration “reform” and the wrong start-point
strategic planning in the Italian in the political and
Appendix: The American law for
strategic planning (GPRA).