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The Startup Problem Managing for Credibility and Cohesion in a New Government Agency

The Startup Problem Managing for Credibility and Cohesion in a New Government Agency Creating a new government agency presents some interestingmanagement challenges. The Startup Problem is how tobalance demands for credibility outside with the need to create internalorder. Liability of Newness whereby young organizationswill perish unless they quickly supply a credible product to externalexpectations must be reduced. Explores some processes used by three newCanadian agencies in solving the startup problem and identifies severallessons that may help others. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Public Sector Management Emerald Publishing

The Startup Problem Managing for Credibility and Cohesion in a New Government Agency

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0951-3558
DOI
10.1108/09513559210016373
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Abstract

Creating a new government agency presents some interestingmanagement challenges. The Startup Problem is how tobalance demands for credibility outside with the need to create internalorder. Liability of Newness whereby young organizationswill perish unless they quickly supply a credible product to externalexpectations must be reduced. Explores some processes used by three newCanadian agencies in solving the startup problem and identifies severallessons that may help others.

Journal

International Journal of Public Sector ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 1992

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