Practice of Entrepreneurial Orientation in the Governmental Sector

Tawfeeq Mohammed Alanazi


The reason of conducting this research is that there is no reliable study measures entrepreneurial orientation (EO) at government entities. EO among commercial organisations is widely addressed in previous research and literature due the intense market competition where this type of organisations should invigorate and accelerate EO to lead markets. Nevertheless, there is quite small number of research works that examine EO among semi-governmental organisations. However, those research works are not sophisticated enough to measure the impact of adopting and implementing EO within governmental organisations. The four principles of EO, which are innovation, autonomy, risk-taking and pro-activeness are applied to examine the extent of implications among governmental sectors and impact of EO on an organisation’s performance. Continually, organisations’ performance is been identified by three elements. These are stimulating internal environmental effectiveness, ability to achieve the organisation’s goals and individual ability for self-development. The research is applied among Saudi governmental sectors in Tabuk City. Measurement items and instruments adopted from previous studies. Then, the exploratory factor analysis performed to determine applicability of EO factors among governmental sectors. Exploratory factor analysis proves that some factors, such as innovation and autonomy have a significant reason to be applied. The research results show that innovation has an impact on the internal environment to stimulate internal environmental effectiveness. However, the research could not find any link between innovation, ability to achieve organisation’s goals and individual ability for self-development. On the other hand, the internal environment’s effectiveness and ability to achieve an organisation’s goals can be increased if there is quite good margin of autonomy. Furthermore, whenever risk-taking attitude is high, individual development ability is clearly high as well. Finally, pro-activeness has a slight link with ability to achieve organisation’s goals.

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International Journal of Business Administration
ISSN 1923-4007(Print) ISSN 1923-4015(Online)


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