Evaluating the Cross-National Transferability of Policies: A Conceptual Framework

Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, Vol. 19, No. 4 (December 2014)

16 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2015

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Colin Williams

University of Sheffield - School of Management

Rositsa Dzhekova

University of Sheffield

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

When seeking to harness entrepreneurship and enterprise culture, governments often seek to transfer policy measures successful in another country to their own. Until now however, governments have often lacked a practical evaluation framework for selecting policy measures and then appraising the feasibility and transferability of such measures. The aim of this paper is to fill that gap. Reviewing the literature on cross-national policy transfer, this paper provides a pragmatic evaluation framework for selecting policy measures and appraising their feasibility and transferability from one country to another. This details how successful policy transfer and cross-national policy learning must be informed by prospective policy analysis and testing the features of the specific policy initiative against the specifics of the national context and circumstances, and then establishes the criteria and processes through which potential policy adopters can identify promising policies used elsewhere to tackle similar problems in their own country and assess their ‘goodness of fit’ prior to transfer to national realities.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, enterprise culture, policy transfer, policy appraisal

JEL Classification: H26, J46, J48, K34, K42, O17, P2, P3

Suggested Citation

Williams, Colin and Dzhekova, Rositsa, Evaluating the Cross-National Transferability of Policies: A Conceptual Framework (2014). Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, Vol. 19, No. 4 (December 2014), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2708452

Colin Williams (Contact Author)

University of Sheffield - School of Management ( email )

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Rositsa Dzhekova

University of Sheffield ( email )

17 Mappin Street
Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4DT
United Kingdom

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