Chapter 8 Entrepreneurship in the Boardroom: Board Roles in Managing Innovation and Risk

Richard A. Culbertson, Julia A. Hughes, Eric W. Ford

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Today's competitive health care markets demand innovation and risk taking on the part of organizations. However, increased government regulation and stiffer penalties enacted in the wake of recent high-profile corporate scandals and the resulting Sarbanes-Oxley legislation, may render boards less willing to undertake entrepreneurial ventures. This article extends the typology of corporate entrepreneurship (CE) developed by Covin and Miles (1999) by extending the CE types to address governance activities in the health care sector. Four case studies are presented that illustrate each of the typology's forms. In addition, the implications of the typology for health care executives and trustees are discussed and areas for future research are recommended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-215
Number of pages25
JournalAdvances in Health Care Management
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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