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Title: Entrepreneurship in Jordanian public sector organisations

Authors: Seif Athamneh; Samir Al-Balas; Mohammad Taamneh

Addresses: Yarmouk University, Shafiq Irshidatst, Irbid 21163, Jordan ' Yarmouk University, Shafiq Irshidatst, Irbid 21163, Jordan ' Yarmouk University, Shafiq Irshidatst, Irbid 21163, Jordan

Abstract: Entrepreneurship activities within the context of Jordanian public sector are relatively understudied compared with private sector within the Jordanian context. This study aimed to assess the perceptions of employees about entrepreneurship and its significance and applicability. This exploratory study used a structured questionnaire that was administered over three weeks to 181 Jordanian public sector employees selected using convenience sampling. We found that public sector employees perceived entrepreneurship positively and considered it to be very important. Moreover, the HR management frameworks played an integral role in enhancing and driving the level of entrepreneurship within the public sector. To our knowledge, this is the first time a study of this nature has been conducted within the public sector in Jordan. The result is critical and beneficial to policy makers and leaders in public institutions, helping them to develop a better entrepreneurial environment.

Keywords: entrepreneurship; Jordanian public sector; Jordan; privatisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPSPM.2018.093460

International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management, 2018 Vol.4 No.3, pp.267 - 285

Available online: 03 Jul 2018 *

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