Nexus of Corporate Entrepreneurship and Radical Innovation

14 Pages Posted: 24 Nov 2006

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Astrid Heidemann Lassen

Aalborg University - Center for Industrial Production

Frank Gertsen

Aalborg University - Center for Industrial Production

Jens Ove Riis

Aalborg University - Center for Industrial Production

Abstract

This paper explores the linkage between the entrepreneurial orientation of established firms and the development of radical innovation. Through five case studies in firms involved in radical innovation, three propositions are developed, suggesting that proactiveness, risk-taking and autonomy stimulate the development of radical innovation, whereas competitive aggressiveness does not necessarily do so, as radical innovations are directed towards the creation of entirely new arenas of business, where existing competitors are not present.

Suggested Citation

Lassen, Astrid Heidemann and Gertsen, Frank and Riis, Jens Ove, Nexus of Corporate Entrepreneurship and Radical Innovation. Creativity and Innovation Management, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 359-372, December 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=946993 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8691.2006.00406.x

Astrid Heidemann Lassen (Contact Author)

Aalborg University - Center for Industrial Production ( email )

Fredrik Bajers Vej 7E
Aalborg, DK-9220
Denmark

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Frank Gertsen

Aalborg University - Center for Industrial Production ( email )

Fredrik Bajers Vej 7E
Aalborg, DK-9220
Denmark

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Jens Ove Riis

Aalborg University - Center for Industrial Production ( email )

Fredrik Bajers Vej 7E
Aalborg, DK-9220
Denmark

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