Governpreneurship

Governpreneurship

Establishing a Thriving Entrepreneurial Spirit in Government

Robert D. Hisrich and Amr Al-Dabbagh

Challenging the traditional view that entrepreneurship is exclusively a private-sector concern, Governpreneurship presents a compelling argument for increased focus on entrepreneurship in public sector organizations. The only book to date to focus specifically on government entrepreneurship, this innovative volume combines Robert D. Hisrich’s vast theoretical knowledge with the practical experience of Amr Al-Dabbagh, who applied entrepreneurship in the Saudi public sector with excellent results. Featuring forewords by former US President Bill Clinton and former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, as well as four case studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of government entrepreneurship in action, this fascinating book breaks new ground in a rapidly growing field.

Front Matter

Robert D. Hisrich and Amr Al-Dabbagh

Subjects: business and management, entrepreneurship, public management, politics and public policy, public administration and management

Extract

Governpreneurship M2988 - HISRICH TEXT.indd i 26/09/2012 13:07 M2988 - HISRICH TEXT.indd ii 26/09/2012 13:07 Governpreneurship Establishing a Thriving Entrepreneurial Spirit in Government Robert D. Hisrich Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA Amr Al-Dabbagh Al-Dabbagh Group, Saudi Arabia Edward Elgar Cheltenham, UK • Northampton, MA, USA M2988 - HISRICH TEXT.indd iii 26/09/2012 13:07