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Service Innovation in Local Government: Analysis of Business Information Services in South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia


  • Ahmad Badu

    (Department of Public Administration, Hasanuddin University, Makassar South Sulawesi, Indonesia)


This article aimed to determine and analyze the implementation of innovation forms as well as the factors supporting and inhibiting the implementation of innovation in local government level. The research was conducted in three regions in South Sulawesi province: Bantaeng, East Luwu, and Makassar. The results of the research showed that the service innovation implemented in South Sulawesi was quite varied but has the same objective, i.e giving satisfactory service of business licenses for society. Bantaeng Regency Government implemented click innovation, changes employees’ behavior without illegal charges and license delivery to applicant's home. Similarly, the East Luwu Regency government intensively innovated the management and one-day issuance of business license. While the Makassar Municipal Government focused more on weekend service innovation, delivering and picking up license documents. Supporting factors for service innovation in the three regions were regulation and commitment of the local governments while the inhibiting factors of innovation implementation were the limited fund and incompetent personnel in service duties.

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  • Ahmad Badu, 2018. "Service Innovation in Local Government: Analysis of Business Information Services in South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia," Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Sciendo, vol. 9(3), pages 217-224, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:vrs:mjsosc:v:9:y:2018:i:3:p:217-224:n:21

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