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Title: Fostering intrapreneurial competencies of employees in the education sector
Authors: Boon, Jo
Van der Klink, Marcel
Janssen, José
Keywords: intrapreneurship
Issue Date: Sep-2013
Publisher: Blackwell
Abstract: Intrapreneurship, a term coined to indicate that entrepreneurial competencies are valuable in any working context, is still a relatively new concept. So far, little attention has been devoted to the development of intrapreneurial competencies in the existing workforce. Starting from the integrated model of entrepreneurship of Bagheri and Pihie, we address the question of the extent to which this model can be applied to intrapreneurial competencies. To this end, in-depth interviews were conducted with employees and employers in the education sector. Results suggest that the model largely applies to intrapreneurship as well. An important nuance concerns the risk-taking competency. In addition, both employees and employers stress the role of the organization with respect to displaying intrapreneurial qualities in the first place and in further developing them. The article concludes with recommendations for future research and practice.
Description: Boon, J., Van der Klink, M., & Janssen, J. (2013). Fostering intrapreneurial competencies of employees in the education sector. International Journal of Training and Development, 17(3), 210-220.
ISSN: 1468-2419
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