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The combination of entrepreneurship and strategy is gaining increasing recognition as a pathway for growth within both individual organisations and national economies. Hence the benefits emerge from both a micro and macro economic perspective. Essentially, however, research on strategic...
Purpose: This paper aims to examine the integration of entrepreneurship and strategy to develop a conceptual framework of strategic entrepreneurship. The framework is developed through an analysis of theory and refined through an examination of practice. Design/methodology/approach: This...
New Zealand Post Limited (NZ Post) had provided mail services for more than 160 years and was one of the few postal organisations in the world operating in a deregulated market. While mail services were referred to as the engine room of NZ Post, there was an awareness of both the decreasing...
On 12 June 2006, the lights went out in New Zealand’s largest city and major commercial centre, Auckland. Business was disrupted and many thousands of people inconvenienced. The unscheduled power cut was the latest in a series of electric power problems in New Zealand over the past decade....
Purpose: This paper examines the integration of entrepreneurship and strategy to develop a conceptual framework of strategic entrepreneurship. The framework is developed through an analysis of theory and refined through an examination of practice. Design/methodology/approach: This framework is...
Purpose: This article considers success in terms of the financial returns and risks of new public management [NPM] in state-owned enterprises [SOEs]. Design/Methodology/Approach: Financial returns of New Zealand SOEs were examined through a review of their annual reports over a five year...
Purpose - This paper considers the role of government in fostering entrepreneurial activity and economic development, thereby balancing social and economic objectives. Design/methodology/approach ? Case studies on state-owned enterprises in New Zealand, one of which is examined in detail, are...
Purpose - The purpose of this research is to elaborate on a model of entrepreneurship within the public sector. Design/methodology/approach - Case studies involving state-owned enterprises (SOEs) trace three examples of entrepreneurial ventures. Findings - A theme of strategic use of...
This paper investigates the elements which support innovative and entrepreneurial activity in New Zealand?s state owned enterprises (SOEs). An inductive case study design, involving interview data, textual analysis, and observation, was applied to three SOEs. Findings reveal that those aspects...
This paper presents a suggested framework for future research designs to examine the benefits of entrepreneurship, both non-financial and financial. Based on a review of the literature, and using contextual exemplars throughout the paper with an Australia and New Zealand focus, we identify a...