Radical Change by Entrepreneurial Design
Roberts, Nancy C.
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This article offers a conceptual framework to understand radical change. It opens with a typology that defines change in terms of its pace and scope, and defines radical change as the swift transformation of an entire system. How radical change in public policy has occurred in the past is then documented. We find examples of radical change by chance, radical change by consensus, radical change by learning, and radical change by entrepreneurial design. Radical change by entrepreneurial design then becomes the focal point, in order to acquaint the reader with the strategies and tactics of well-known entrepreneurs who have been successful in molding and shaping the radical change process. The implications of this conceptual framework to acquisition reform conclude the paper, along with some suggestions for follow-on action.
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