Date of Award
Doctor of Management (DMgt)
Joel Alder, PhD
Larry M. Starr, PhD
This dissertation focuses on a shift in the case management function in New Jersey’s Division of Developmental Disabilities. The shift, predicated on the state operating within the Medicaid Home and Community Based Model, resulted in a restructuring from exclusively state operated services to a new public/private relationship. The focus of this study was the unique market opportunity that resulted and the engagement of social entrepreneurs. Using the framework developed by Dees (1998), the characteristics of a social entrepreneur were explored. Through semi-structured interviews with individuals who initiated new for-profit businesses in social services, data were collected that evaluated and compared their expressed motivations with the framework as a means of formally defining them as social entrepreneurs.
Wiltsee, Christine, "The New Jersey Fee-For-Service Model: Evidence of Social Entrepreneurship in a New Public/ Private Business Relationship" (2023). Full-Text Theses & Dissertations. 35.