Intrapreneurship in Australian Firms
Fitsimmons, Jason R., Douglas, Evan J., Antoncic, Bostjan, & Hisrich, Robert D. (2004) Intrapreneurship in Australian Firms. In AGSE-Babson Entrepreneurship Research Conference, 23-25 February, Melbourne.
This paper reports on the nature and extent of intrapreneurship (or corporate entrepreneurship) practiced by Australian businesses. We examined the relationship between measures of corporate entrepreneurship and firm growth and profitability, and utilized measures devised by earlier 3 researchers attempting to assess corporate entrepreneurship, viz: new business venturing, innovativeness, self-renewal, and proactiveness. Control variables included industry, firm age, and firm size. Interestingly, we found that the items measuring corporate entrepreneurship loaded onto not four but five factors, effectively splitting the self-renewal measure into two distinct elements. Profitability was significantly correlated with self-renewal (negative) and organisational support (positive) while growth was found to be significantly and positively related to both new business venturing and environmental munificence.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Douglas, E, Fitzsimmons, J, entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, corporaate entrepreneurship, firm growth|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Planning and Management (150312)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Small Business Management (150314)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2004 (The authors)|
|Deposited On:||24 Nov 2006|
|Last Modified:||10 Aug 2011 14:40|
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