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US Federal Government entrepreneurship : new enterprise structures

Kropp, Fredric & Zolin, Roxanne (2008) US Federal Government entrepreneurship : new enterprise structures. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 15(3), pp. 595-605.

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to guide the formation and to determine the structure of new governmental entrepreneurial ventures based on the nature of the public goods and the need for an entrepreneurial orientation.

Design/methodology/research: This paper is conceptual and is based on reviews of appropriate organizational structure and entrepreneurship, cases studies, and the authors' experiences.

Findings: Public or quasi-public entities may need to change their organizational structure in order to act more entrepreneurially and to be more effective in accomplishing their missions. Propositions are raised to guide the development of new public or private enterprises and provide the basis for future research.

Research limitations/implications: This paper is conceptual and needs to be tested empirically. Though other levels of government and countries were included, a major focus is on the US federal government.

Originality/value: This is the first published research on the topic of new enterprise government structures based on the nature of the goods and the requisite entrepreneurial orientation. It will help governmental and quasi-governmental organizations in developing efficient and effective organizational structures.

Impact and interest:

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ID Code: 48954
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: New Enterprise Structure, Public Goods, Government Structures, Entrepreneurial Orientation
DOI: 10.1108/14626000810892373
ISSN: 1462-6004
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 05 Mar 2012 08:12
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2012 08:12

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