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Entrepreneurship in the Public Sector

When Middle Managers Create Public Value

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Fabian E. Diefenbach
    Pages 1-7
  3. Fabian E. Diefenbach
    Pages 9-30
  4. Fabian E. Diefenbach
    Pages 31-64
  5. Fabian E. Diefenbach
    Pages 65-86
  6. Fabian E. Diefenbach
    Pages 87-117
  7. Fabian E. Diefenbach
    Pages 119-147
  8. Fabian E. Diefenbach
    Pages 149-164
  9. Fabian E. Diefenbach
    Pages 165-166
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 167-205

About this book


Entrepreneurship is often considered one way for public sector organizations to better serve the public. But what are the drivers for entrepreneurship in such organizations? And does entrepreneurship really create value? To answer these questions, Fabian E. Diefenbach develops a research model based on a comprehensive review of the literatures on private sector corporate entrepreneurship, public entrepreneurship, and public value management. The empirical analyses identify five drivers of entrepreneurship and show a positive effect of entrepreneurship on value creation. This book concludes with a detailed discussion of the results and, importantly, their implications for public sector managers.


Corporate entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial orientation Middle management Public entrepreneurship Public value management

About the authors

Dr. Fabian E. Diefenbach obtained his doctorate from the University of St.Gallen (HSG) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Peter Gomez and Prof. Dr. Timo Meynhardt. He currently works as management consultant.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Entrepreneurship in the Public Sector
  • Book Subtitle When Middle Managers Create Public Value
  • Authors Fabian Elias Diefenbach
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2011
  • Publisher Name Gabler
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-8349-3085-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-8349-6816-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 205
  • Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Public Administration
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