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Entrepreneurial Orientation in Public Schools: The View from New Jersey

Published on Mar 1, 2013in New England Journal of Entrepreneurship
· DOI :10.1108/NEJE-16-01-2013-B002
Steven E. Phelan14
Estimated H-index: 14
(FSU: Fayetteville State University),
Ane Turner Johnson5
Estimated H-index: 5
Thorsten Semrau7
Estimated H-index: 7
We utilize a sample of New Jersey schools to explore the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation (EO) and school performance. The results indicate a significant relationship between several dimensions of EO and performance after controlling for a number of relevant variables. Charter schools were found to have higher EO than traditional schools. The implications of these findings for education and entrepreneurship research are discussed.
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Published on Apr 1, 2012in Economics of Education Review 1.52
Christina Clark Tuttle12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Mathematica Policy Research),
Philip Gleason24
Estimated H-index: 24
(Mathematica Policy Research),
Melissa A. Clark40
Estimated H-index: 40
(Mathematica Policy Research)
This paper draws on data and experiences observing and analyzing school lotteries from the National Evaluation of Charter School Impacts (Gleason et al., 2010) to describe the challenges associated with lottery-based research. In that study, covering 36 charter middle schools in 15 states, we found that charter schools did not affect student achievement or behavior on average, although there was substantial variation across schools. In this paper, we discuss the prevalence of oversubscribed char...
Published on Apr 1, 2012in Economics of Education Review 1.52
Courtney Preston4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Vandy: Vanderbilt University),
Ellen Goldring30
Estimated H-index: 30
(Vandy: Vanderbilt University)
+ 1 AuthorsMarisa Cannata10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Vandy: Vanderbilt University)
Market reforms in education are part of the educational policy landscape in many countries. Central to arguments for market reforms is the idea that competition and choice will spur changes in schools to be more innovative, which in turn will lead to better student outcomes. We define innovation in terms of a practice's relative prevalence in a local district context. A charter school is innovative in its use of a practice if the traditional public schools in its local school district are not us...
Published on Apr 1, 2012in Economics of Education Review 1.52
Eugenia Froedge Toma17
Estimated H-index: 17
(UK: University of Kentucky),
Ron Zimmer21
Estimated H-index: 21
(Vandy: Vanderbilt University)
The first charter school law was passed in Minnesota in 1991 and with it, a new school reform movement began. After two decades, 41 states and Washington D.C. have adopted charter legislation. This special issue provides an opportunity for scholars to reflect upon the promises and limitations of charter schools and to offer policy advice for those in a position to influence future reforms. Together, the papers within this special issue examine the achievement effects of charter schools, their co...
Published on Sep 1, 2011in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 6.19
Michael H. Morris43
Estimated H-index: 43
(OSU: Oklahoma State University–Stillwater),
Justin W. Webb28
Estimated H-index: 28
(OSU: Oklahoma State University–Stillwater),
Rebecca J. Franklin2
Estimated H-index: 2
(OSU: Oklahoma State University–Stillwater)
The nonprofit sector serves an increasingly important entrepreneurial role in the economy. Scholars have taken an interest in entrepreneurship in nonprofits and have drawn upon entrepreneurial orientation (EO) as a methodological tool to advance knowledge in this domain. However, the nonprofit context differs from the for-profit context for which the EO scale was developed, particularly with regard to motivations, processes, and outcomes. We propose a new approach for capturing the manifestation...
Published on Sep 1, 2011in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 6.19
Jeffrey G. Covin49
Estimated H-index: 49
(IU: Indiana University Bloomington),
G. T. Lumpkin32
Estimated H-index: 32
(SU: Syracuse University)
This article introduces the Special Issue of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice on the topic of Entrepreneurial Orientation (EO). In addition to overviewing the preparation and structure of the Special Issue, this article addresses various substantive matters pertinent to the continuing development of EO theory and research including (1) the issue of whether EO is more defensibly conceived of as a dispositional or behavioral construct; (2) the reasons why EO is regarded by some as an “annoying...
Published on May 1, 2010in Journal of Education Policy 2.68
Sally Power20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Cardiff University),
Daniel Frandji1
Estimated H-index: 1
This paper explores the complex ways in which the marketisation of education and the associated publication of performance data have contributed to the emergence of a new politics of recognition which has paradoxically served further to naturalise educational inequalities. Of all the reforms associated with subjecting education to market forces, it is the publication of ‘league tables’ of raw performance data which has sparked the most controversy. These tables have provoked a range of criticism...
Published on Jan 1, 2010in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 6.19
John A. Pearce17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Villanova University),
David A. Fritz2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Georgia Regents University),
Peter S. Davis16
Estimated H-index: 16
(UNCC: University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Empirical and anecdotal evidence suggests that businesses that act with an entrepreneurial orientation enjoy superior performance. Our research investigates whether nonprofit, religious congregations can benefit from similar initiatives. We based our hypotheses on the Rational Choice Theory of Religion, which was developed by social scientists to bring economic analysis to the understanding of the effects of competition among nonprofit organizations. Using a sample of 250 religious congregations...
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Published on Jul 1, 2017
Bhavesh Bambhrolia (TU: Temple University), Steven E Phelan1
Estimated H-index: 1
(FSU: Fayetteville State University)
The current study uses a sample of community colleges to explore the specific organizational practices that mediate the link between entrepreneurial orientation and performance. The study focuses on a set of practices known as ‘strategic enrollment management’ and finds that a college’s entrepreneurial orientation predicts its enrollment management orientation and the effectiveness of specific enrollment management practices for recruitment and retention. However, none of the constructs were ass...