The Impact of Strategic Entrepreneurship Inside the Organization: Examining Job Stress and Employee Retention

34 Pages Posted: 2 Jan 2009  

Erik Monsen

University of Vermont - School of Business Administration

R. Wayne Boss

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

How do managers and staff react to strategic entrepreneurship? How can we minimize resulting job stress and maximize employee retention? We surveyed 1,975 managers and staff in 110 departments of a diversified healthcare organization on department-level entrepreneurial orientation (EO) (e.g., risk taking, proactiveness, and innovativeness), degree of role ambiguity in their job, and their strength of intention to quit. After validating manager and staff reports of EO, we estimated structural equation models for managers and staff. Our results demonstrate that strategic entrepreneurship can impact management and staff differently and thus requires a correspondingly customized design philosophy.

Suggested Citation

Monsen, Erik and Wayne Boss, R., The Impact of Strategic Entrepreneurship Inside the Organization: Examining Job Stress and Employee Retention. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 33, Issue 1, pp. 71-104, January 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1321535 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6520.2008.00281.x

Erik Willard Monsen (Contact Author)

University of Vermont - School of Business Administration ( email )

Burlington, VT 05405
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.uvm.edu/business/?Page=profile.php&id=473

R. Wayne Boss

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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