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L’élu-entrepreneur : comprendre et accompagner l’élu par l’agir entrepreneurial

Abstract : In a rapidly changing public sphere, the central figure of the elected official is subject to new challenges and is becoming more and more emancipated from the image of the elected official-notable that developed from the end of the 19th century to the end of the 20th century. From political science, then from economic science to public management, the idea of seeing the elected official as a political entrepreneur was born. This line of research, rich in perspectives, was then pursued in entrepreneurship, thus giving substance to the concept of the elected official-entrepreneur on the basis of the entrepreneurial orientation, around the triptych innovation - proactivity - risk taking. On this basis, formalized in particular by the analysis of the literature, this thesis is based on two research proposals. First, in order to grasp the entirety of the entrepreneurial phenomenon in elected officials, we believe that recourse to the entrepreneurial orientation alone is limited. Secondly, the entrepreneurial action, around the project in situation, seems to us to open interesting perspectives to consolidate the concept of elected-entrepreneur. Thus, based on theoretical developments, initial feedback from the field and a research-intervention on the follow-up of a project carried out in immersion alongside an elected official, we are led to propose entrepreneurial action as a new reading grid for the elected official-entrepreneur, based on the triptych situation-intentionality-problematisation. On the basis of our research results and the lessons learned, we've developped a model that help to understand the elected-entrepreneur, serving as a basis for a coaching approach in the making and for the development of a public and political entrepreneurship.
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Valentin Dethou. L’élu-entrepreneur : comprendre et accompagner l’élu par l’agir entrepreneurial. Gestion et management. Université de Lorraine, 2021. Français. ⟨NNT : 2021LORR0157⟩. ⟨tel-03448969⟩



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