Public Policy Entrepreneurship

  • Leonardo Queiroz LeiteEmail author
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Public policy entrepreneurship is the process through which a central actor, the entrepreneur, promotes change, diffuses innovations, and exercises transformative leadership in the field of public policies.


In recent decades, research carried out in public administration field has highlighted the essential role that public policy entrepreneurship processes play in the production of wide-ranging policies. Even though entrepreneurs are understood differently in these studies, its performance is considered essential for the emergence of a public policy, its continuity or change. Thus, this entry essay analyzes the concept of public policy entrepreneurship. In the literature, it has become evident that entrepreneurial process in public policies is fundamental to explain why innovations and change occur. In this sense, it is also crucial to understand the profile, typical...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Getulio Vargas FoundationSao Paulo School of Business Administration FGV/EAESPSao PauloBrazil