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The entrepreneurial bureaucrat : a study of policy entrepreneurship in the formation of a national strategy to create an Asia-literate Australia

Mackenzie, Christopher James (2001) The entrepreneurial bureaucrat : a study of policy entrepreneurship in the formation of a national strategy to create an Asia-literate Australia. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

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Abstract

This study investigates how individual policy actors can influence policy making and become catalysis of change. Its main proposition is that actors who heavily influence policy making and become agents for change are necessarily involved in specific activities and demonstrate particular characteristics. The study employs the concept of 'policy entrepreneurship' to analyse an episode of policy making which occurred in Australia between 1992 and 1994. The study concludes that in performing certain functions policy entrepreneurs help to affect change, but in doing so are at once constrained and enabled by contextual forces. Based on the findings of the analysis a theoretical frameword of policy entrepreneurship is developed which augments existing conceptions of policy entrepreneurship.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asian Studies, National Asian Languages and Studies in Australian Schools Strategy, NALSAS, National Asian Languages & Cultures Working Group, entrepreneurship, policy making, education policy, Asian languages, Australia, Queensland, Asia
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Economics and Finance
FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
FOR Classification > 1605 Policy and Administration
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2016 05:17
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2016 05:07
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/30062
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