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Approaches and means of innovation in Korean local government

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Kim, Hunmin

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The Innovation Journal

Date 2006
Journal Title; Vol./Issue The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal:vol. 11(issue. 2)
Pages 17
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Government and Law < Governance
Government and Law < Public Administration
Holding The Innovation Journal

Abstract

This article examines the characteristics of innovation in Korean local government with a classification scheme highlighting the approaches and means taken in implementing innovation. The most frequently found approach is an outcome orientation through which specific tasks are carried out by making formal or informal plans. The next most common approach is reconceptualization or reinvention of roles whereby new uses are found for existing resources. In terms of the means used for innovation, creation of new programs is the most favored method, followed by promotional activities like advertising, public relations and education. Compared to findings from other studies, holism and empowerment are innovation characteristics more related to advanced countries than countries like Korea. Consistent with other similar studies, creation of a new program is the most commonly used means for innovation and crisis is rarely a motive or cause for innovation.