Privatization and entrepreneurial transformation: Emerging issues and a future research agenda Academic Article uri icon


  • Privatization has become a popular strategy to promote economic development in emerging, developing, and developed economies. Despite its popularity, little attention has been devoted to examination of the organizational and managerial implications of privatization or to the effect of privatization on companies' ability to innovate and engage in entrepreneurial activities. In this article we discuss privatization's increasing importance and present a model that links privatization to a firm's entrepreneurial activities. We conclude with a discussion of issues that we believe deserve scholars' attention in theory development and subsequent empirical examination.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Zahra, S. A., Ireland, R. D., Gutierrez, I., & Hitt, M. A.

citation count

  • 36

complete list of authors

  • Zahra, SA||Ireland, RD||Gutierrez, I||Hitt, MA

publication date

  • January 2000