Intrapreneurial bricolage: a contradiction in terms or useful construct?

Burgers, Henri, Senyard, Julienne M., & Stuetzer, Michael (2013) Intrapreneurial bricolage: a contradiction in terms or useful construct? In Davidsson, Per (Ed.) Conference Proceedings: Australia Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Research Exchange Conference 2013, Australia Centre for Entrepreneurship, Brisbane, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper addresses the ambiguous relationship of internal, organizationa social capital and external social capital with corporate entrepreneurship performance. Drawing on social construction theory we argue that bricolage can mitigate some of the negative effects associated with social capital by recombining and redefining the purpose of available resources. We investigated our hypotheses through a random sample of 206 corporate entrepreneurship projects. We found that both internal and external social capital have no direct effect on performance of corporate entrepreneurship projects. The results indicate that bricolage mediates the relationship between social capital and performance of corporate entrepreneurship projects. Bricolage thrives in particularly when there is wide availability of social capital internal and external to the organization. The implications are that bricolage is a critical behavior in allowing corporate entrepreneur projects to benefit from resources available through their network of social relations inside and outside the company.

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ID Code: 59473
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Intrapreneurial Bricolage, Organizational Social Capital, External Social Capital
ISBN: 978‐1‐921897‐55‐9
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 Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Australia Centre for Entrepreneurship.
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2013 07:08
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2016 20:07

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