Responsible Risk-Taking

Evan M. Berman, Jonathan West

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Abstract

This article examines the concept of "responsible risk-taking." What does it entail? How prevalent is it? What is its effect on productivity improvement? The authors examine these questions and report the results from a national survey of municipal managers. Findings show that many senior local government managers are responsible risk-takers, and that such orientations are associated with high levels of productivity and low levels of litigation. However, about 17 percent of the respondents are found to be at-risk entrepreneurs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)346-352
Number of pages7
JournalPublic Administration Review
Volume58
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1998

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Berman, E. M., & West, J. (1998). Responsible Risk-Taking. Public Administration Review, 58(4), 346-352.

Responsible Risk-Taking. / Berman, Evan M.; West, Jonathan.

In: Public Administration Review, Vol. 58, No. 4, 07.1998, p. 346-352.

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Berman, EM & West, J 1998, 'Responsible Risk-Taking', Public Administration Review, vol. 58, no. 4, pp. 346-352.
Berman, Evan M. ; West, Jonathan. / Responsible Risk-Taking. In: Public Administration Review. 1998 ; Vol. 58, No. 4. pp. 346-352.
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