The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, 4(3), 1999, article 4.


Public Management Innovation: A Global Perspective (PDF)


Subject: Public Management Innovation: A Global Perspective

Speaker: Sandford Borins is Professor, University of Toronto; co-author with the Hon. Allan Blakeney of Political Management in Canada, and author of Innovating with Integrity: How Local Heroes are Transforming American Government.

Professor Borins has been studying public management innovation by analyzing the best applications to innovation award programs in Canada (the IPAC awards), the US (the Ford Foundation-Kennedy School of Government Innovations in American Government Awards), and the Commonwealth (the CAPAM award). Based on these diverse data bases, he will draw conclusions regarding:

i) the characteristics of public management innovations
ii) where in the public service innovations originate
iii) whether innovation is driven by crises
iv) whether innovation is the result of a process of planning or a process of incremental groping.

When:Thursday November 18

Location: Mama Theresa’s Restaurant, 300 Somerset West, 236-3023
5:30 to 9:00pm

Cost: $10 for expenses, plus dinner
Please feel to come even if you do not have dinner.

For more information and RSVP please contact Eleanor Glor,
phone 1-613-954-8575; fax 1-613-946-5686; email:

The Innovation Salon schedule is posted in The Innovation Journal: under Salon.

Published November 1999 & new pdf May 30 2016

Last updated: December 29 2018