Aligning Needs and Capacities to Boost Government Competitiveness
Tobin Im and
Kris Hartley ()
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Tobin Im: Seoul National University
Kris Hartley: Cornell University
Public Organization Review, 2019, vol. 19, issue 1, 119-137
Abstract National competitiveness indices are often theoretical underdeveloped, limiting their engagement with academic literature. Because many are based on neoliberal ideology, a new approach is needed to incorporate governance and administration theory, and to enhance relevance to developing countries. This article introduces government competitiveness, a concept that recognizes overlooked factors like the role of social organizations, the use of diverse policy inputs and policy development processes, and the imperative to address human needs at all development stages. The conceptual foundation draws from systems theory, needs theory, and intervention stages theory to inform a comprehensive framework that bridges development scholarship and practice.
Keywords: Government competitiveness; Governance; National development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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