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Collective Intelligence in the Executive Branch: Ten Priority Issues for the Next U.S. President

10 Pages Posted: 12 Aug 2008 Last revised: 20 Nov 2008

David A. Bray

Harvard University; University of Oxford; National Defense University

Jerry Mechling

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Benn Konsynski

Emory University - Goizueta Business School

Holli A. Semetko

Emory University

Date Written: August 2, 2008

Abstract

Within the next few pages, we outline how the U.S. President might employ novel arrangements of human and technology elements to produce improved government efforts involving the collective insights of all government works to: (1) better serve the public, (2) protect our country, and (3) generate innovative solutions that both address present day problems and produce a better future for us all. We seek to discuss insights into collective intelligence in large organizations - which, for the most part, has not been discussed with regard to the U.S. government - and translate the themes of these books to improve the Executive Branch.

Keywords: collective intelligence, government, innovation, collaboration, organizational improvements

JEL Classification: D21, D23, D70, D83, O30

Suggested Citation

Bray, David A. and Mechling, Jerry and Konsynski, Benn and Semetko, Holli A., Collective Intelligence in the Executive Branch: Ten Priority Issues for the Next U.S. President (August 2, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1215574 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1215574

David Bray (Contact Author)

Harvard University ( email )

1875 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

University of Oxford

Oxford
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dbray

National Defense University ( email )

Marshall Hall
300 5th Avenue
Washington, DC 20319-5066
United States

Jerry Mechling

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) ( email )

79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Benn Konsynski

Emory University - Goizueta Business School ( email )

1300 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322-2722
United States

Holli Semetko

Emory University ( email )

201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States

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