Policy entrepreneurs, creative teamwork and policy change

Mintrom, Michael and Salisbury, Christopher (2013). Policy entrepreneurs, creative teamwork and policy change. In: APSA 2013: Australian Political Studies Association Annual National Conference 2013, Perth, WA, Australia, (1-18). 30 September–2 October, 2013.

Author Mintrom, Michael
Salisbury, Christopher
Title of paper Policy entrepreneurs, creative teamwork and policy change
Conference name APSA 2013: Australian Political Studies Association Annual National Conference 2013
Conference location Perth, WA, Australia
Conference dates 30 September–2 October, 2013
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 18
Total pages 18
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Policy entrepreneurs seek policy changes that shift the status quo in given areas of public policy. Frequently, they work closely with others, and their activities call for high levels of creativity. That creativity is manifest, for instance, in how they interpret given policy contexts and problems and how they recruit support from other key actors in the pursuit of policy change. This paper examines the actions of policy entrepreneurs who have promoted the development of knowledge economies in two Australian states: Queensland and Victoria. During the past two decades, national and sub-national governments around the world have become increasingly keen to establish knowledge economies within their borders. We analyse the motivations and actions of policy entrepreneurs who have promoted the rise of knowledge economies in Queensland and Victoria. In taking this individual-centred approach, the paper contributes to the task of better understanding how personal idiosyncrasies can shape the development of public policies. In particular, we contribute to the broader goal of understanding the kinds of values and skills individuals draw on to promote sustainable policy change.
Keyword Knowledge economy
Policy entrepreneurs
Policy making
Technology transfer
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
 
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