The future of innovation in Government

HC Coombs Policy Forum

Event details


Date & time

Wednesday 06 June 2012


The Lobby Restaurant


Professor Sandford Borins, Harvard Kennedy School


02 6202 3522
SES Breakfast Series. (All SES)

An address by, Professor Sandford Borins Phd, Professor of Strategic
Management, hosted by the Australian Public Service Commission and
the HC Coombs Policy Forum at the Crawford School of Public Policy.

The SES breakfast series provides participants with a forum to hear from and interact with leading speakers on contemporary issues.

Professor Borins will discuss his most recent research on innovation in government, which focuses on applications between the Harvard Kennedy School’s Innovations in American Government Awards in 2010. His research provides answers to questions such as:
- what are its building blocks?
- where do innovations originate?
- what obstacles must they overcome and how do they?
- how can government organisations become more supportive of innovation?

Sandford Borins is Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Toronto. He has been a visiting professor at the
Harvard Kennedy School and the Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley, and Scholar-in-Residence in the Ontario Cabinet Office.
He is the author of Governing Fables: Learning from Public Sector Narratives (2011) and Innovating with Integrity (1998). Innovation is a major focus of his research in his capacity as a research fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School.

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FEES - $115.00 (GST inclusive)

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