Intrapreneurship in the Spanish Context: A Regional Analysis

Entrepreneurship & Regional Development. An International Journal. Volume 28, 2016 - Issue 5-6

Posted: 22 Apr 2017

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Andreu Turró

Autonomous University of Barcelona - Department of Business Administration

Claudia Alvarez

Universidad EAFIT; Autonomous University of Barcelona

David Urbano

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Date Written: April 13, 2016

Abstract

The objective of this article is to examine the influence of internal and external (environmental) factors on intrapreneurship in the Spanish context, considering differences among regions. Methodologically, the study applies logistic regression and uses data from the Spanish Global Entrepreneurship Monitor for the year 2011. The main findings of the research show through a double conceptual framework (resource-based theory and institutional economics) the direct effect of both internal factors – opportunity recognition and social capital – and environmental factors – fear of failure and education – on intrapreneurship. In addition, the role of fear of failure is reinforced as it has the indirect (moderating) effect; this effect is particularly relevant in lower income regions. The study contributes both theoretically (developing literature and provoking discussion in the field of intrapreneurship) and empirically (providing useful insights for the design of governmental policies for fostering entrepreneurial activities within firms).

Keywords: corporate entrepreneurship, corporate venturing, intrapreneurship, resource-based theory, institutional economics, global entrepreneurship monitor, Spain

Suggested Citation

Turró, Andreu and Alvarez, Claudia and Urbano, David, Intrapreneurship in the Spanish Context: A Regional Analysis (April 13, 2016). Entrepreneurship & Regional Development. An International Journal. Volume 28, 2016 - Issue 5-6 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2956459

Andreu Turró

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

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

Claudia Alvarez (Contact Author)

Universidad EAFIT ( email )

Carrera 49 N° 7 sur – 50
Medellín, Antioquia 00000
Colombia

Autonomous University of Barcelona ( email )

Bellaterra, Barcelona 08193
Spain

David Urbano

Autonomous University of Barcelona ( email )

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

HOME PAGE: http://www.davidurbano.eu

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