Which internal organizational factors determine the pro-entrepreneurship organizational architecture?

Haarhuis, B. (2015) Which internal organizational factors determine the pro-entrepreneurship organizational architecture?

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Abstract:The aim of this study is to contribute to the corporate entrepreneurship literature by investigating the following research question: “Which internal organizational factors determine the pro-entrepreneurship organizational architecture (PEOA)?”. In this study, a literature review was first conducted to find factors which could determine an internal organizational environment which is entrepreneurially intensive, also known as PEOA. After reviewing the literature, a qualitative case-study approach is applied to collect empirical data from four case studies in the Northern Netherlands. The results indicate that seven factors are important for the CE process and thus can determine the pro-entrepreneurship organization architecture. To start, three factors are indicated as sufficient and necessary and are thus crucial and stimulating determinants of the PEOA. Those are (1) long-term orientation, (2) resources, and (3) strategic legitimation. Additionally, four factors are indicated as stimulating determinants of the pro-entrepreneurship organizational architecture including (4) management support, (5) work discretion/autonomy, (6) organic structure, and (7) networking within the organization. In the discussion, the results are critically reflected upon by theory, which revealed several theoretical implications. Finally, this study suggests some practical implications and suggestions for further research.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/68167
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