The differential effects of organizational antecedents on dimensions of corporate entrepreneurship

Burgers, Henri (2009) The differential effects of organizational antecedents on dimensions of corporate entrepreneurship. In Solomon, George (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2009 Academy of Management Annual Meeting : Green Management Matters, Academy of Management, Chicago, Illinois.

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This study seeks to further delineate how organizational antecedents differentially influence the three components of corporate entrepreneurship: innovation, venturing or strategic renewal. We argue that structural differentiation may help organizations to maintain multiple and often conflicting demands of entrepreneurial and mainstream activities. Taking a social capital perspective, our study further examines two contingencies in the form of informal integration mechanisms (i.e. connectedness and TMT social integration). Our findings show structural differentiation has a positive effect on all three components of corporate entrepreneurship, yet the effect is moderated by integration mechanisms. Interunit connectedness has a positive moderation effect regarding innovation and venturing, and TMT social integration has a negative moderation effect regarding strategic renewal. This reveals that innovation is influenced by informal integration mechanisms on the organizational level, strategic renewal on top management team level, while venturing is influenced by integration mechanisms on both levels.

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ID Code: 27847
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Innovation, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Venturing, Strategic Renewal, Connectedness
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Academy of Management
Deposited On: 08 Oct 2009 21:29
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2012 09:08

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