Entrepreneurship Education Guidelines in the Public Sector: The perspective of government schools

Alcielis Paula Neto, Magnus Luiz Emmendoerfer, Stela Cristina Hott Corrêa


Objective: In the evolution process of Public Administration, the Government Schools have a preponderant role in reinvigorating the skills of civil servants who will have to deal with the transversal theme of entrepreneurship. Thus, this study aims to analyze the extent to which the Government Schools investigated potential guidelines for entrepreneurship education in the public sector.

Method: An empirical qualitative-exploratory study was carried out, involving the multiple case study method, with three renowned Brazilian Government Schools of the executive branch at the three federative levels as the locus. In-depth interviews, guided by script, recorded, and transcribed, were carried out with the strategic representatives of these institutions, generating a corpus of textual analysis treated by the IRAMUTEQ software with the appropriate content analysis.

Results: Developing entrepreneurship education guidelines in the public sector based on context constructs (macro, meso and micro); in the profile of the civil servant (student); entrepreneurial education; in the legal and regulatory framework; the adequacy of the infrastructure and the competence of the facilitator (teacher).

Originality / Relevance: Analogously to a mix of educational planning instruments, there is a possibility to systematize educative training actions there are capable of favoring specific entrepreneurial andragogy for public employees.
Theoretical / Methodological Contributions: Importance of demystifying the theme of entrepreneurship in the public sector, as well as observance of the role of Government Schools in the staff of modern and effective public management.
Social / Managerial Contributions: Greater guarantees for generating public value through intrapreneurship that would re-signify the intra-organizational processes of government bodies.

Keywords: Government Schools; Public Sector Entrepreneurship; Intrapreneurship; Entrepreneurship Education; Software Iramuteq.


Government Schools; Public Sector Entrepreneurship; Intrapreneurship; Entrepreneurship Education; Software Iramuteq.


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