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ERIC Number: EJ801345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0951-354X
Caught in the Net: The Network-Entrepreneurship Connection in Public Schools
Eyal, Ori
International Journal of Educational Management, v22 n5 p386-398 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the association between public schools' networks and strategies of entrepreneurship. Design/methodology/approach: The Public School Entrepreneurship Inventory (PSEI) and a questionnaire on schools' networks were administered to a stratified, random sample of teachers and principals from 140 Israeli elementary schools. Findings: It was found that although the network is associated with school entrepreneurship, it is limited to non-radical entrepreneurship. Thus, extensive connections in the school's network may be considered an advantage for some entrepreneurial purposes and a burden for others. It may therefore be concluded that extensive connections create pressure to conform with network norms, thus restricting radical endeavors. Originality/value: The study bridges the gap between the general literature on networks and the literature on educational networks, reflecting how a school's entrepreneurship is contingent on the qualities of its network ties. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel