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date: 24 March 2018

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This article evaluates the application of the governance and New Public Management strategies in promoting the innovation capacity of the public sector, arguing that these strategies, which are often seen as alternatives, should rather be seen as complementary. It points out that recent strands of public administration theory establish a positive correlation between interactive forms of governance and public sector innovation, and shows how a combination of the two strategies can be the most promising path to take in advancing the innovative capacities of the public sector.

Keywords: governance, New Public Management, public sector, public administration, innovation capacity

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