Catalysing the Entrepreneurial Spirit in a Developmental State: Examining the Innovative Behaviour of Public Managers in Bangladesh

Quamrul Alam, Shibaab Rahman, Sharif Rasel

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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to explain the strategic interventions of the Bangladesh state at a micro-level, particularly interventions related to the bureaucratic apparatus, which is one of the main proponents in a developmental state. This chapter discusses how the Bangladeshi bureaucratic apparatus has been enhanced and strengthened through state-sponsored activities that have contributed to the development activities of the state. Special attention is given to recent efforts taken by the Bangladesh government to inculcate a culture of innovation in the Bangladesh public administration. The enhancement of the Bangladeshi bureaucracy is based on the recent reforms that have been enacted by the Bangladeshi government, particularly in promoting the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in administrative practices, including public service delivery and undertaking a wider agenda of inculcating a culture of innovation among civil servants in the Bangladesh public administration. The overarching premise of this chapter is to establish that the developmental state interventions can enhance and strengthen the capacity of civil servants who are the front-line workers doing the work of the developmental state.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Economic Development of Bangladesh in the Asian Century
Subtitle of host publicationProspects and Perspectives
EditorsQuamrul Alam, Atiur Rahman, Shibli Rubayat Ul Islam
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis
Chapter8
Pages167-176
Number of pages10
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781003088165
ISBN (Print)9780367528768
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in the Modern World Economy
PublisherRoutledge

Keywords

  • economic development
  • Bangladesh
  • Entrepreneurial action
  • public management
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
  • governance

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