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Internal Determinants Promoting Corporate Entrepreneurship in Established Organizations: A Systematic Literature Review

Lennart Burger and Ivana Blažková

Central European Business Review, 2020, vol. 2020, issue 2, 19-45

Abstract: Due to the increasing dynamics and complexity in the corporate environment, the importance of Corporate Entrepreneurship (CE) for the development and long-term sustainability of established companies' competitive advantages is continuously increasing. However, the literature still lacks a CE framework that consolidates and integrates the different research findings illustrating the impact of particular CE drivers. We conduct a systematic literature review of the current CE research to ascertain which internal determinants promote CE in established organizations and how they nurture creativity and innovation. Building on a four-dimensional CE framework, we identify several central determinants of CE and provide practitioners in established organizations with guidelines for successful implementation of CE. By identifying several topical and outstanding issues, the paper encourages further debate and research activity. Implications for Central European audience: This paper advanced the current CE research by systematically consolidating and integrating top management literature invoking multiple research streams and discussing several directions for further research. The developed framework reflects the current state of CE research and hence can serve as a guide for successful implementation of CE in established organizations, as well as for further investigation of the CE concept. Thus, this paper makes an important contribution to solving the puzzle of successful implementation of CE in established corporations.

Keywords: corporate entrepreneurship; innovation; literature review (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L2 M14 O31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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