Public Sector Transformation via Democratic Governmental Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship

  • Evangelos MarkopoulosEmail author
  • Hannu Vanharanta
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1026)


Human capital utilization fails under the integration of the knowledge management and leadership disciplines. Public sector organizations traditionally lack effective human capital utilization due to bureaucratic operations and structures that restrict knowledge sharing incentives and initiatives. This, however, can be achieved with knowledge democratization methods that should be related to the obligation public servants have to share knowledge and experiences for the effectiveness and sustainability of their organization. The co-evolutionary organizational culture of the Company Democracy Model can be used to implement such an approach. This paper evolves the Company Democracy Model (CDM) into the Democratic Governmental Intrapreneurship Model (DeGIM) and extends it to the Democratic Governmental Entrepreneurship Model (DeGEM). Furthermore, it proposes an organizational structure through which DeGIM and DeGEM can be applied at the local or national level through a centralized authority that can empower the contribution of the public sector to the national economy.


Government Management Leadership Public sector Transformation Entrepreneurship Intrapreneurship Innovation Knowledge Democracy Applied philosophy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HULT International Business SchoolLondonUK
  2. 2.School of Technology and InnovationsUniversity of VaasaVaasaFinland
  3. 3.Faculty of Engineering ManagementPoznan University of TechnologyPoznanPoland

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