Policy entrepreneurship in Asia: The emerging research agenda

Michael MINTROM, Dayashankar MAURYA, Jingwei Alex HE

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Policy entrepreneurs engage in collaborative action to promote broad societal changes. They distinguish themselves from other political actors through their willingness to promote policy innovations that are new within specific contexts. Research on policy entrepreneurs has burgeoned over the past three decades. In this special issue, we showcase new explorations of policy entrepreneurship in Asia. This overview essay reviews the concept of policy entrepreneur and then introduces the seven articles. The scholarship on display here confirms that future theory-driven research on policy entrepreneurs could do much to advance our understanding of dynamic change in contemporary politics. Copyright © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-17
JournalJournal of Asian Public Policy
Issue number1
Early online date19 Jan 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020


Mintrom, M., Maurya, D., & He, A. J. (2020). Policy entrepreneurship in Asia: The emerging research agenda. Journal of Asian Public Policy, 13(1), 1-17. doi: 10.1080/17516234.2020.1715593


  • Policy entrepreneurs
  • Policy innovation
  • Policy adoption
  • Policy change
  • Public sector reform
  • Comparative public policy


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