Public sector entrepreneurship, politics, and innovation

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Dora Gicheva, Assistant Professor (Creator)
Albert N. Link, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: We suggest that a political leader or a political administration can be described in terms of a public sector entrepreneurship framework. To illustrate, we define the actions of US President Donald Trump’s Administration to refocus the emphasis of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an innovative public policy initiative. And, we explore empirically the social consequences of those actions in terms of changes in the number of STEM employees at the EPA and the number of attendant innovative scientific publications. We find that declining experienced STEM employees at the EPA during President Trump’s Administration is associated with declining innovative environmental scientific publications.

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Small Business Economics, 2021, DOI: 10.1007/s11187-021-00550-0
Language: English
Date: 2021
public sector entrepreneurship, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump Administration, STEM employees, scientific publications

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