A comparative analysis of entrepreneurial approaches within public healthcare organisations

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Title A comparative analysis of entrepreneurial approaches within public healthcare organisations
Author Rowe, Patricia A.; Boyce, Rosalie A.; Boyle, Maree Veronica; O'Reilly, Kathleen
Journal Name Australian Journal of Public Administration
Editor John Wanna and Patrick Bishop
Year Published 2004
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Blackwell Publishing Asia
Abstract This article examines the development of two distinct models of organising allied health professionals within two public sector health service organisations in Australia. The first case illustrated a mode of organising that facilitated a culture that focused on asset protection and whose external orientation was threat oriented because its disparate multiple identities operated as a fractured, fragmented and competitive set of profession disciplines. In this milieu, there was no evidence of entrepreneurial approaches being used. In contrast, the second case study illustrated a mode of organising that facilitated an entrepreneurial culture that focused on asset growth and an external orientation that was opportunity oriented because of the evolution of a strong superordinate allied health identity that operated as a single united health services stakeholder. This evolution was coupled with the emergence of a corporate boardroom model of management that is consonant with Savage et al. (1997) IDS/N model of management. Once this structure and strategy were in place, corporate entrepreneur ship became the modus operandi. Consequently, because the case study was a situation where corporate entrepreneurship existed in the public sector, it was possible to compare the factors that stimulate corporate entrepreneurship in Sadler's (2000) study with factors that were observed in our study.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118512012/home
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8500.2004.00375.x
Copyright Statement Copyright 2004 Blackwell Publishing. The definitive version is available at [www.blackwell-synergy.com.]
Volume 63
Issue Number 2
Page from 16
Page to 30
ISSN 0313-6647
Date Accessioned 2005-03-31
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Business and Management
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/5313
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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