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Preliminary communication

https://doi.org/10.32910/ep.73.4.3

ENTREPRENEURIAL ORIENTATION AND LOCAL PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION PERFORMANCE

Davor Širola
Zoran Mihanović
Sanja Raspor Janković


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Abstract

For several decades the policymakers and academics stressed out the necessity of increasing the effectiveness, efficiency, quality and availability of public services. Recent times of public austerity during the global financial crisis and economic damages caused by Covid-19 crisis even furtherly stretched the quest for an appropriate response from public managers. The entrepreneurial orientation (EO) concept, which has been already proven in the profit sector may represent a valuable solution for the public sector to cope with the lack of funding and additional costly demands. The purpose of this study was to empirically prove that the EO of the city administrations may be a way to accomplish these tasks, in an innovative, proactive and (acceptable) risk-taking manner. These three components represent the salient components of the EO construct based on Miller’s (1983)/Covin & Slevin (1989) conceptualization, used in this research. A survey of mayors and public servants in city administrations in Croatia proved that a medium level of EO exists. The results of a correlation and multiple regression analysis revealed that there is a statistically significant and positive link between more entrepreneurially oriented city administrations and their self-reported performance. However, the influence of the EO on city administration performance measured objectively only partially repeated this conclusion. Furthermore, cluster analysis determined the difference between the salience of the EO dimensions among entrepreneurially ‘non-oriented’ and ‘oriented’ city administrations. This study contributes to modest research opus on EO implementation within the local public sector.

Keywords

City administration, Entrepreneurial orientation, Performance, Multivariate analysis

Hrčak ID:

280085

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/280085

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