Aligning needs and capacities to boost government competitiveness

Tobin IM, Kris HARTLEY

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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. Copyright © 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-137
JournalPublic Organization Review
Volume19
Issue number1
Early online dateSep 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019

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competitiveness
administration theory
system theory
development policy
ideology
developing country
governance
science
Government
Competitiveness
literature
Human needs
Policy development
Ideology
Systems theory
Governance
Development process
Developing countries
Factors
Social organization

Citation

Im, T., & Hartley, K. (2019). Aligning needs and capacities to boost government competitiveness. Public Organization Review, 19(1), 119-137. doi: 10.1007/s11115-017-0388-0

Keywords

  • Government competitiveness
  • Governance
  • National development