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Organizational Resources and Intrapreneurial Activities: A Cross-Country Study

Andreu Turro () and David Urbano ()

No 1205, Working Papers from Departament Empresa, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Abstract: The importance of entrepreneurship for social and economic growth is generally accepted. In addition, intrapreneurship or corporate entrepreneurship is recognized as one of the key elements for organizational development. In this context, corporate culture and, specifically, entrep reneurial competences are considered to be catalysts for intrapreneurship. The main purpose of this paper is to analyse the influence of resources and capabilities on the probability of becoming an intrapreneur. Using data obtained from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) for 39 countries, and a logistic model, the study shows that entrepreneurial resources and capabilities, such as previous entrepreneurial experience, entrepreneurial competences and the ability to detect business opportunities, influence intrapreneurial behaviour. The contributions of this research are both conceptual (advancing corporate entrepreneurship theory) and practical (relating to the design of policies to foster intrapreneurial activities).

Keywords: intrapreneurship; corporate entrepreneurship; innovation; resource-based theory; GEM. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 57 pages
Date: 2012-07, Revised 2012-07
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Published in Working Papers at the Department of Business, July pages 1-57

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