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Towards an effective management of corporate entrepreneurship activities

  • Corporate entrepreneurship (CE) is experiencing continuously increasing interest from scholars and practitioners. One reason for this seems to be rooted in the organizational structures of established companies, which are cumbersome for implementing organizational agility and for developing radical innovations. In view of the advancing digitalization, however, exactly this is required in order to be successful in the long-term. CE is a promising managerial tool that offers a wide range of options to pursue the creation of new businesses and to support the companies' transformation in order to adapt to changes in the environment. Even though CE offers a broad range of opportunities, the effective management is a challenge. One reason for this is the ambiguity when it comes to the differences between the various CE forms and the objectives that can be achieved by those. This study, which is based on 13 in-depth interviews from eight high-tech companies, contributes to a better understanding of CE by offering a first harmonized set of CE objectives that is suitable to compare and differentiate across the different forms. In addition to that, three CE types, offering a new perspective on how to differentiate CE forms, are identified and give implications for a more effective management.

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Author:Christoph J. Selig, Guido H. BaltesORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE/ITMC), 17-19 June 2019, Valbonne Sophia-Antipolis, France
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of Publication:2019
Release Date:2020/01/15
Tag:Corporate entrepreneurship; Corporate venturing; Strategic entrepreneurship; Discontinuous innovation; Dynamic capabilities
Page Number:9
Institutes:Institut für Strategische Innovation und Technologiemanagement - IST
Relevance:Keine peer reviewed Publikation (Wissenschaftlicher Artikel und Aufsatz, Proceeding, Artikel in Tagungsband)
Open Access?:Nein
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt