Organizational Resources and Intrapreneurial Activities: A Cross-Country Study

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Andreu Turró

Autonomous University of Barcelona - Department of Business Administration

David Urbano

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Date Written: June 1, 2012

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, entrepreneurial 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.

Suggested Citation

Turró, Andreu and Urbano, David, Organizational Resources and Intrapreneurial Activities: A Cross-Country Study (June 1, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2547450 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2547450

Andreu Turró (Contact Author)

Autonomous University of Barcelona - Department of Business Administration ( email )

Campus Bellaterra, Edifici B.
Bellaterra (Barcelona), 08193
SPAIN

David Urbano

Autonomous University of Barcelona ( email )

Edifici B, Campus UAB
Bellaterra, Barcelona 08193
Spain
34935811209 (Phone)

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