Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Systems Engineering and Management
Timothy S. Reed, PhD
Calls for transforming government and creating entrepreneurial cultures in non-profit motivated organizations are everywhere today. The primary method proposed for instilling an entrepreneurial mindset is to institute "best practices" or "lessons learned" from commercial firms that have characteristics similar to those of large government organizations. While the similarities between the private and public sector organizations are many, the differences (e.g. legal restrictions, missions, and motivation of members of the organization) are also notable. This exploratory study seeks to more clearly define the commonalities between the experiences of private sector firms and how those experiences can be captured to help DoD organizations to transform themselves to better execute their mission.
DTIC Accession Number
Smith, Rochelle D., "Instilling an Entrepreneurial Mindset in Department of Defense (DoD) Organizations: Evidence from Entrepreneurial Organizations in the Private Sector" (2003). Theses and Dissertations. 4178.