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Exploring Strategic Entrepreneurship in the Public Sector

Luke, Belinda G. & Verreynne, Martie-Louise (2006) Exploring Strategic Entrepreneurship in the Public Sector. Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, 3(1), pp. 4-26.

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Abstract

Purpose - The purpose of this research is to elaborate on a model of entrepreneurship within the public sector.
Design/methodology/approach - Case studies involving state-owned enterprises (SOEs) trace three examples of entrepreneurial ventures.
Findings - A theme of strategic use of entrepreneurial action within these organisations emerges. We argue that these examples are representative of both a field of enquiry and a specific concept which has been termed "strategic entrepreneurship".
Research limitations/implications - On the strength of the findings from this study we are able to draw two important conclusions. First, empirical support is found for the notion of "strategic entrepreneurship", which is defined and explained in this paper. Second, incidences of strategic entrepreneurship are demonstrated in the SOEs, which extend the range of entrepreneurial types usually described in the public sector. Practical implications – A number of core and supporting elements of strategic entrepreneurship are identified, providing a clear framework for businesses. Originality/value – This paper progresses strategic entrepreneurship beyond the purely theoretical, by examining and analysing strategic entrepreneurship in an applied business setting, in this case public sector organisations.

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ID Code: 13174
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: strategic entrepreneurship, state, owned enterprises
DOI: 10.1108/11766090610659724
ISSN: 1176-6093
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Emerald Publishing
Deposited On: 28 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:28

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