Understanding Policy Entrepreneurship
8 Pages Posted: 23 May 2019
Date Written: April 12, 2019
Policy refers to a broad guideline framed by the government for some desired changes in a state. Policy entrepreneurs are persons who strive to introduce desired changes in the policies and they work with various bodies to get the policies implemented. Policy entrepreneurship on the other hand is said to be a new field of study. This paper is based on qualitative analysis of data of policy entrepreneurs. The researcher undertook qualitative study on a few policy entrepreneurs from India for the purpose of identifying their processes. A working model in the form of 5P’s of policy entrepreneurship was used and these 5P’s include; 1. Passion 2. Purpose 3. Publicity 4. Participation 5. Presentation; this 5P’s are presented as the most important social innovation process for achieving policy initiatives. Findings in the study however showed that the policy entrepreneur used the 5P’s as a strategy for social innovations with the ultimate goal of achieving desired policy changes.
Keywords: policy, policy entrepreneur, policy advocacy, social innovation
JEL Classification: I10, I11, I12, I13, I14, I15, I16, I17, I18, I19, N25, N35, N45, N55, N65, I38, I100, J48, J58
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