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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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 Macmillan
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783030599164
ISBN (Print)9783030599157
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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


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