Catalysing the entrepreneurial spirit in a developmental state: Examining the effects of a reconstituting administrative environment on the innovative behaviour of public managers in Bangladesh

Quamrul Alam, Sharif Rasel, Shibaab Rahman

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Abstract

Few countries in the developing world have shown an exciting promise of economic prosperity as the South Asian country of Bangladesh. The focus of this paper is to explain how the Bangladeshi bureaucratic apparatus has been enhanced and strengthened through state sponsored activities that contributed to the development activities of the state. In particular, this study examines the effect of innovative environment fostered by the A2I on the innovative behavior of public servants in the Bangladesh public administration in context of the new development tasks assigned to field level administrators by the central government. The study used a quantitative research method to collect data from a sample of public servants in Bangladesh. Findings show that innovative environment in the Bangladesh public administration has significantly improved innovation behaviour of public servants and reduced red tape in the public sector.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event16th International Conference on Business Management: 'Transforming knowledge into action: Towards sustainable development in emerging economies’ - Monash University, Melbourne , Australia
Duration: 12 Dec 201914 Dec 2019

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Business Management
Abbreviated titleICBM 2019
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period12/12/1914/12/19
OtherMonash Business School, in partnership with the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (USJ), and the Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA) will hold the 16th International Conference on Business Management (ICBM at Monash University (Caulfield campus) in Australia.The theme of the conference is ‘Transforming knowledge into action: Towards sustainable development in emerging economies’.

The conference aims to showcase the current research in management by bringing together academics, practitioners, policy-makers and interest groups from diverse regions and perspectives. In particular, the conference addresses some of the more pressing themes in developing countries, with a special focus on emerging economies. This will provide the arena to discuss and debate how knowledge created through current research and theories can be transformed to tangible actions to address contemporary challenges. In doing so, the conference facilitates knowledge sharing between countries of distinctive cultures and political styles, and an opportunity to learn from each other in building our capacities and cementing even closer ties in the region at sub-government level.

Keywords

  • Bangladesh
  • innovative behavior
  • public sector

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