• Fabian E. Diefenbach


At the outset of this dissertation, I described how public sector organizations were affected by the introduction of private sector management principles and that they are expected to become more entrepreneurially oriented. Whether such entrepreneurial orientation is value-adding has been hotly debated in the public sector literature. In this dissertation, I analyze survey data from Germany’s FLA middle managers to empirically approach the research questions: Which antecedents explain department-level entrepreneurial orientation in the public sector? And, how is department-level entrepreneurial orientation related to public value orientation? Next, I interpret the analyses’ results and show how the research questions can be answered. I then highlight contributions to relevant literature streams and management practice, before pointing out limitations and avenues for future research.


Public Sector Entrepreneurial Orientation Middle Manager Corporate Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Behavior 
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© Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2011

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