Entrepreneurial and Innovative Practices in Public Institutions

A Quality of Life Approach

  • João Leitão
  • Helena Alves

Part of the Applying Quality of Life Research book series (BEPR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Horacio Andrés Capanegra Vallé, Graciela Peralta, Mariel Farioli, Luciana Giacosa
    Pages 19-39
  3. Carolina Riente de Andrade, Daniel Paulino Teixeira Lopes, Ivan Beck Ckagnazaroff
    Pages 41-58
  4. Walesska Schlesinger, Amparo Cervera Taulet, Helena Alves, José Luis Vázquez Burguete
    Pages 59-79
  5. Gry Agnete Alsos, Tommy Høyvarde Clausen, Espen John Isaksen
    Pages 81-98
  6. Carlos Otávio De Almeida Afonso, Ricardo Vinhaes Maluf Cavalcante, Denize Vinhaes Maluf Cavalcante
    Pages 189-202
  7. Emerson Wagner Mainardes, Alexandre dos Santos Cerqueira, Hekssandro Vassoler
    Pages 203-215
  8. Victor Valero-Amaro, Clementina Galera-Casquet, M. Mercedes Galan-Ladero, M. Jesus Barroso-Mendez
    Pages 217-236
  9. Isabel Cruz, Maria João Major
    Pages 237-260
  10. Renata Vilhena, Humberto Falcão Martins, Caio Marini
    Pages 261-291

About this book


This volume discusses the importance of adopting entrepreneurial and innovation practices in the public sector, as mechanisms for detecting, dealing with and including citizens’ social needs, with a reflection on positive determination of their quality of life. It focuses on critical reflection and rethinking the articulation between the dimensions of transformation – entrepreneurship and innovation – of New Public Management (NPM). In this way the book contributes to deepening knowledge about the implications of this change in the organizational paradigm of the public sector for citizens’ quality of life, which is treated multi-dimensionally here, including citizens’ well-being, purchasing power, happiness, trust, safety, experience and satisfaction.

The volume constitutes a reference guide for decision makers, managers and policy makers engaged in the public sector who want to differentiate their performance by fostering entrepreneurial and innovative practices in the scope of public administration that can enhance citizens’ quality of life. This volume is also a reference guide for scholars, policy makers and practitioners interested on public innovation.


Public Entrepreneurship and Quality of Life Measuring Perceived Quality of Life The Transformative Role of Universities Transparency in Open Administrations Public Management in Brazil Government Management Innovations New Public Management (NPM) Public Administration and Entrepreneurship State of the Art on International Policy Promoting Citizen's Quality of Life Simplification Administrative Procedures Innovations in the Public Sector

Editors and affiliations

  • João Leitão
    • 1
  • Helena Alves
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Management and EconomicsUniversity of Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Management and EconomicsUniversity of Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32090-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32091-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-994X
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-9958
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