Innovation provides five in-depth studies on the "state" of innovation in government today. Jonathan Walters analyzes what he has learned from studying winners of the Ford Foundation/Kennedy School Innovations in Government awards program. Sandford Borins examines the five building blocks of innovation. Janet Vinzant Denhardt and Robert Denhardt tell us how Phoenix created a culture of innovation within city government. William Eimicke studied San Diego County, California to find out how innovative programs can be implemented in a large county government. Scott Tarry presents five case studies of metropolitan airport authorities and how they attempted to foster innovation. From these case studies, Mark A. Abramson and Ian D. Littman discuss what we know about innovation and what we have learned about fostering, implementing, and replicating it. They also discuss the relationship between the innovator and innovation.
Mark A. Abramson is executive director of The PricewaterhouseCoopers Endowment for the Business of Government. Prior to joining the Endowment, he was chairman of Leadership Inc. Mr. Abramson served as the first president of the Council for Excellence in Government. He also served in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Ian D. Littman is a Senior Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers' Management Consulting Practice. His career started with service in federal and state government, followed by over 25 years experience in consulting to the private and public sectors. During his consulting career, he has worked closely with over 50 federal agencies in areas such as business process engineering, change management, and quality management. He is co-editor of Excellence in Government: Total Quality Management in the 1990's.
Chapter 1 What Do We Know About Innovation Chapter 2 Understanding Innovation Chapter 3 The Challenge of Innovating in Government Chapter 4 Creating a Culture of Innovation Chapter 5 San Diego County's Innovation Program Chapter 6 Innovation in the Administration of Public Airports