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International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research

ISSN: 1355-2554

Online from: 1995

Subject Area: Enterprise and Innovation

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The public sector entrepreneur - a definition

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Title:The public sector entrepreneur - a definition
Author(s):Inger Boyett, (University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK)
Citation:Inger Boyett, (1997) "The public sector entrepreneur - a definition", International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, Vol. 3 Iss: 2, pp.77 - 92
Keywords:Entrepreneurs, Managers, Public sector
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/13552559710175383 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Since the early 1980s there have been fundamental changes in the structure and management of the UK public sector, based on the introduction of quasi-markets. The literature suggests that, for markets to operate at their maximum level of efficiency, there is an overwhelming need for entrepreneurial activity. Attempts through a synthesis of the published literature, surveys of educational and health managers and case examples, to determine whether a new strain of leadership - the public sector entrepreneur - is emerging to display many of the characteristics of their business counterparts.

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