Impact of Entrepreneurship on the Quality of Public Health Sector Institutions and Policies

Rastoka, Jelica, Petkovic, Sasa and Radicic, Dragana (2022) Impact of Entrepreneurship on the Quality of Public Health Sector Institutions and Policies. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 (3). p. 1569. ISSN 1660-4601

Full content URL: https:// doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19031569

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether public health entrepreneurship principles
implementation in the public health sector are alternative ways of promoting an immediate
improvement of healthcare infrastructure. To contribute to the literature on the impact of public
health entrepreneurship on public healthcare infrastructure, we estimate two empirical models,
with the first model having institutions and the second model having public healthcare policies as
the dependent variable. Our empirical analysis is based on the WHO international health regulation
data for all WHO member countries (in order to achieve a balanced panel, we decided to retain 192
of them), covering the period from 2010 through to 2019. The main results obtained using a Poisson
panel regression indicate a positive relationship between employing more entrepreneurship within
public healthcare and the quality of public healthcare infrastructure represented through institutions
and policies. This study produces several contributions to the stream of research on public
health entrepreneurship. First, it makes a theoretical contribution in the way that it fills the lacking
literature on the relationship between entrepreneurship within the public health sector and efficiency
of country-specific public healthcare infrastructure. Second, it offers an empirical quantitative
analysis of entrepreneurship that is generally lacking. Concerning policy implications, the third
contribution of this paper is the provision of evidence showing alternative ways to improve
healthcare infrastructure other than traditionally observed investments in physical infrastructure.

Keywords:public health entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial orientation, EO dimensions, public healthcare infrastructure, health service efficiency
Subjects:L Social studies > L900 Others in Social studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:47925
Deposited On:01 Feb 2022 16:04

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