Unlocking Public Entrepreneurship and Public Economies
AbstractUnlocking human potential requires a rich network of institutional arrangements in both private and public spheres. Opening the private sphere to entrepreneurship and complex market organization is well understood as a key to increasing the level and quality of private goods available to consumers. Opening the public sphere to entrepreneurship and innovation at local, regional, and international levels is also a key to increasing the level and quality of public goods â€“ e.g., peace, safety, and health â€“ available to citizens. This paper reviews studies of urban service delivery that have repeatedly found communities of individuals who have self-organized to provide and co-produce surprisingly good local services. In addition to unlocking individual freedom, we need to unlock the public sector from rigid, top-down, hierarchical organization.[Discussion Paper No. 2005/01]
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entrepreneurship; urban public services; polycentricity;
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- Ostrom, Elinor, 2005. "Unlocking Public Entrepreneurship and Public Economies," Working Paper Series DP2005/01, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
- NEP-ALL-2010-06-26 (All new papers)
- NEP-INO-2010-06-26 (Innovation)
- NEP-PBE-2010-06-26 (Public Economics)
- NEP-SBM-2010-06-26 (Small Business Management)
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