The promotion of structural reforms should be encouraged for existing social structures as well as for any forces that have been resisting the various reforms that have been implemented up till this time. In the process, Japan shall aim to significantly advance into becoming a society in which more people actively have a vision and dream for the future.
Over the past three decades, governments at the local, state, and federal levels have undertaken a wide range of bold innovations, often in partnership with nongovernmental organizations and communities, to try to address their environmental and natural resource management tasks. Many of these efforts have failed. Innovations, by definition, are transitory. How, then, can we establish new practices that endure?
This book was born out of a serious debate on the issues of governance and administration
since the late 1990s. The popularity of the term governance over
government and administration resulted in a proliferation of books, articles, and
conference papers aimed at addressing a broader notion of government business
with broad participation of the governed. Consequently, the concept of good governance
appeared as a new term to negate the practice of bad governance, considered
to be a characteristic of the traditional forms of government.
ver fifty years ago, Vannevar Bush released his enormously influential report, Science, the Endless Frontier, which asserted a dichotomy between basic and applied science. This view was at the core of the compact between government and science that led to the golden age of scientific research after World War II--a compact that is currently under severe stress. In this book, Donald Stokes challenges Bush's view and maintains that we can only rebuild the relationship between government and the scientific community when we understand what is wrong with that view.
This research monograph is part of a series that explores the ways in which South African higher education and industry have formed research partnerships in response to global trends and national policy imperatives. The series examines these partnerships in relation to knowledge production, enterprise productivity and innovation in biotechnology, ICT and new materials development.
This researchmonograph is part of a series that aims to explore the ways in which higher education and industry have formed research partnerships to promote innovation in biotechnology, ICT and new materials development in response to global trends and national policy imperatives. The series examines these partnerships in relation to knowledge production, enterprise productivity and innovation, and considers the extent to which network practices operate in South Africa.
Examining a broad spectrum of case studies of innovative cross-border relationships, it establishes a framework for analysis and presents initial findings. Economic data are also analyzed to identify trends in the globalization of the U.S. aerospace industry. A survey of the complex U.S. regulatory environment that influences cross-border business relationships in the defense industry is also presented. The report identifies gaps in the findings and suggests follow-on research approaches to fill those gaps during Phase II of the project.
The OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy offer a comprehensive assessment of the innovation system of individual OECD member and non-member countries, focusing on the role of government. They provide concrete recommendations on how to improve policies that affect innovation performance, including R&D policies. Each review identifies good practices from which other countries can learn.
The Deloitte Member Firm Public Leadership Institute, a part of Deloitte Touche
Tohmatsu’s (DTT) public sector industry group, identifies, analyzes and explains
the major issues facing governments today. The focus of the Institute is to help
public leaders tackle their most complex policy and management challenges.
Through the Institute, Deloitte member firm public sector industry practices
deliver cutting edge thought-leadership, innovative solutions to issues facing
governments and strategic policy development.
The Logical Framework Approach is an analytical and
management tool which is now used (in one form or
another) by most multi-lateral and bi-lateral aid
agencies, international NGOs and by many partner
governments. Indeed, the EC generally requires the
development of a Logframe Matrix as part of its
project formulation procedures for external
assistance. This Guideline therefore gives emphasis to
the application of the Logical Framework Approach at
the various stages of the project management cycle.
This book arises out of a project funded by Scottish Homes, as part of EC
Competitive Renewal Initiatives in Sustainable Europe Network Group. Our
first acknowledgement is to the support of Scottish Homes for enabling this
research to be conducted. Equal thanks are due of course to all the persons
who offered us their time for interviews in the course of the research project
in the five countries studied. Also, we would like to thank Alison Smith for
her help in preparing the book. Finally, we would like to thank Dymphna
Evans of Edward Elgar for her support....
The U.S. economy is highly dynamic: businesses open and close, workers switch jobs and start new enterprises, and innovative technologies redefine the workplace and enhance productivity. With globalization markets have also become more interconnected. Measuring business activity in this rapidly evolving environment increasingly requires tracking complex interactions among firms, establishments, employers, and employees.
The National Conference is emerging as a modern African form of government
restructuring. It is closely modeled on village consensus politics. Under the silk cotton
tree in the center of the village, every Elder in turn takes the Word and has his say. Each
Elder carefully repeats the points he agrees with from previous speeches, then adds
certain aspects that will be taken up and repeated in their turn. So finally the Chief
interprets consensus. This is the decision of the village... It is slow but it works. Robert
Lacville Guardian Weekly, October 27, 1991
At a recent...
The Single Market needs to continue to adapt to reach the potential for businesses and
consumers in a borderless Europe. Technological change offers huge possibilities, but it needs
to be accompanied by new approaches in areas like procurement, standards, and intellectual
property. The EU needs a long-term framework for energy and climate policies so that
investment and policy target competitiveness and tackle climate change.
I would like to express gratitude to the many people who contributed
to this book. Special thanks to Alberto Ibargüen and
Paula Ellis at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation who
supported both the research and our Harvard Kennedy School
convenings of leading civic entrepreneurs. I am indebted to
Vanessa Kirsch and Kim Syman and their colleagues at New
Profi t Inc. for sharing their experiences and vision for promoting
It has been an honor and a privilege to chair the committee on the state
of science in nuclear medicine. As a diagnostic radiologist, a clinicianscientist,
and the chairperson of a large academic radiology department,
I have been exposed to the many advances in nuclear medicine and
have observed their clinical benefits up close. Participating in this review,
however, has allowed me to step back and appreciate the magnitude of
the progress that has been achieved, and the crucial role that government
funding has played in it.