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Policy entrepreneurship: empirical inquiry into policy agents and institutional structures

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  • Marianne Van Der Steen
  • John Groenewegen
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    This paper contributes to the discussion to what extent government organizations facilitate or hinder policy-oriented innovations and policy entrepreneurship. More specifically, we try to understand both the characteristics of entrepreneurial policy makers -who are able to break with the organizational routines and initiate new policies- and explore under what conditions these policy makers can be effective in their learning behavior. For this purpose, we provide an in-depth empirical analysis of policy entrepreneurs at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs from 1990 until1997. Our conclusion is that two archetypes of policy learning occurred: ?normal policy learning? and ?direct policy learning?, each associated with specific local institutional conditions and requiring specific attributes of the entrepreneurial policy makers. JEL Codes: L32, L26

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    Article provided by De Boeck Université in its journal Journal of Innovation Economics.

    Volume (Year): n° 4 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 41-61

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    Handle: RePEc:cai:jiedbu:jie_004_0041

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    Keywords: policy entrepreneurship; science and technology policy; institutional change;

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