The relationship between corporate entrepreneurship climate and innovativeness: A national study

Adela McMurray, Gerrit A. de Waal, Don Scott, Jerome D. Donovan

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Abstract

Innovativeness is recognized as a central property of corporate entrepreneurship (CE), yet past findings were inconsistent when identifying this relationship. Drawing on a sample of 1415 Australian organizations, the study investigates the assumption that management support for CE, rewards/reinforcement, work discretion, organizational boundaries and time availability comprise the CE climate. A second assumption addresses how CE climate (CEC) contributes to innovativeness. The findings confirm the existence of an overarching (second-order) CEC construct and a statistically significant positive relationship with innovativeness. The two factors of management support for CE and rewards/reinforcement are strongly associated with innovativeness, thus supporting a distinction between CE climate factors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Workplace Innovation
EditorsAdela McMurray, Nuttawuth Muenjohn, Chamindika Weerakoon
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmilllan
Chapter6
Pages101-121
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783030599164
ISBN (Print)9783030599157
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Corporate entrepreneurship climate
  • Innovativeness
  • Management support
  • Rewards/reinforcement
  • Firms

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