Entrepreneurship in the Policy Process: Linking Behavior and Context through a Systematic Review of the Policy Entrepreneurship Literature

Neomi Frisch-Aviram, Itai Beeri, Nissim Cohen

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Abstract

How do different policy environments influence the choice of policy entrepreneurship (PE) strategies? Using data collected from a systematic review of the PE literature, the authors identify subcomponents of the three streams of the policy process and empirically test the relationship between dominance of each stream and PE strategies. Findings show that when the political and policy streams dominate, policy entrepreneurs focus on policy formation and policy implementation strategies and not on problem identification and policy evaluation strategies. Surprisingly, there is no correlation between dominance of the problem stream and PE strategies. This should lead to the normative claim that PE is not necessarily a positive phenomenon. The article concludes with suggestions for future research.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPublic Administration Review
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Funding for this research was provided by the Israel Science Foundation, Grant/Award no. 431/17.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 by The American Society for Public Administration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Marketing

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