Policy Entrepreneurs: Their Activity Structure and Function in the Policy Process

@article{Roberts1991PolicyET,
  title={Policy Entrepreneurs: Their Activity Structure and Function in the Policy Process},
  author={Nancy C. Roberts and Paula J. King},
  journal={Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory},
  year={1991},
  volume={1},
  pages={147-175}
}
  • N. Roberts, P. King
  • Published 1 April 1991
  • Political Science, Business
  • Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory
"Public entrepreneurship" is the process of introducing innovation--the generation, translation, and implementation of new ideas-into the public sector. The research described here focuses on "policy entrepreneurs." These are public entrepreneurs who, from outside the formal positions of government, introduce, translate, and help implement new ideas into public practice. 
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