The contingent effects of differentiation and integration on corporate entrepreneurship

Burgers, Henri & Covin, Jeffrey (2016) The contingent effects of differentiation and integration on corporate entrepreneurship. Strategic Management Journal, 37(3), pp. 521-540.

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Abstract

This paper develops a contingency view regarding the effects of structural differentiation and integration on levels of corporate entrepreneurship. Integrating notions of benefits and costs resulting from integration with structural contingency theory, we argue that the joint effects of structural differentiation and integration on corporate entrepreneurship levels are moderated by organizational size and environmental dynamism. Our findings from a time-separated sample demonstrate that in smaller organizations and more dynamic environments, the positive effects of integration on the structural differentiation-corporate entrepreneurship relationship strongly diminish. As such, with this research we begin to identify contingencies that influence the corporate entrepreneurship levels observed among firms striving to balance the needs for structural differentiation and integration.

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ID Code: 78806
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Corporate Entrepreneurship, Ambidexterity, Differentiation, Integration, Structural Contingency
DOI: 10.1002/smj.2343
ISSN: 0143-2095
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 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Deposited On: 20 Nov 2014 02:53
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2016 00:45

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