According to theories of public management , organizational innovation and change management , local government innovations are defined as an organic unity of two basic dimensions : local government's own innovations , and the innovations of public goods or services provided by the local government . The former is the basis and precondition of the latter and the latter is the consolidation and the main goal of the former . The local government's own innovations include four core elements that are closely related . They are the local government's organizational culture innovation , business process innovation , organizational structure innovation , and information technology innovation . The precondition and guarantee of the whole local government innovations is its organizational culture innovation . In the current environment of economic globalization , local government innovations are vital approaches to enhancing the capability of a service-oriented government in an attempt to maximize the public interest and to supply new public goods or services for citizens at large .