Promotieonderzoek: Organisationele antecedenten en implicaties van intrapreneurship

Promotieonderzoek “The Organizational Antecedents and Consequences of Intrapreneurship”

Promotieonderzoek “The Organizational Antecedents and Consequences of Intrapreneurship”

 

Onderzoek (sinds 2015) naar ondernemend gedrag (intrapreneurship) van midden- en lijnmanagers binnen grote gevestigde bedrijven, met speciale aandacht voor hun creatieve capaciteiten en motivatie voor het nemen van nieuwe initiatieven. Daarbij wordt onder meer aandacht besteed aan de manier waarop en mate waarin organisatie-identiteit, performance feedback en motivatieprofielen van midden- en lijnmanagers invloed hebben op de ondernemende en innovatieve performance van bedrijven.

The Organizational Antecedents and Consequences of Intrapreneurship

Through focusing on the capabilities and motivations relevance of fostering middle and frontline managers’ entrepreneurial behavior, i.e. intrapreneurship, we will investigate the organizational antecedents and outcomes of intrapreneurship. This research contains four studies that strive to first add to the literature of dynamic managerial capabilities. We will elaborate on the microfoundations of managerial capabilities in terms of the managerial attention and collective regulatory focus required for the bottom-up processes of corporate entrepreneurship. Then, we will seek to contribute to the corporate entrepreneurship literature by offering and testing multilevel theories on the boundary conditions of the relationship between intrapreneurship and innovative performance. Our research will concentrate on the structural and strategic contexts as moderators of the antecedents and outcomes of intrapreneurship.   Indeed, we attempt to augment the behavioral theory of the firm through advancing our knowledge of the influence of organizational aspirations on intrapreneurship. We will study the moderating effect of organizational identity on the relation between organizational aspiration and intrapreneurship. Further, we will examine how organizations’ learning capacity moderates the effect of organizational identity on the aspiration-intrapreneurship association. We will utilize both qualitative and quantitative data to develop and test our theories. We will collect our data primarily from Dutch and Swedish organizations.