Entrepreneurship is a highly relevant concept for those leading and working in organisations and not just those starting new ventures. This concept covers technology, creative and social enterprise dimensions and introduces the types and main principles of entrepreneurship. The creation of an entrepreneurial culture is also addressed.

Technique Overview


Entrepreneurship Definition

Entrepreneurship refers to acts of organisational creation, renewal, or innovation that occur within, or independent of, an existing organisation (Sharma and Chrisman, 1999: 17). Entrepreneurial activity that is instigated by individuals acting independently of an existing organisation is known as independent entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurial activity that is initiated within the confines of an existing organisation is referred to as intrapreneurship or more recently as corporate entrepreneurship.

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Business Evidence

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Further Reading

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  • Acs, Z.J. and Audretsch, D.B. (2005) Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research: An Interdisciplinary Survey and Introduction. International Handbook Series on Entrepreneurship, Springer.
  • Afiya, A. (1996) Stars in his Eyes. Caterer and Hotelkeeper, 15 February.
  • Anderson, J. (1995) Local Heroes. Scottish Enterprise, Glasgow.
  • Bhide, A., Sahlman, W.A., Stancill, J., Rock, A., Nevens, T.M., MacMillan, I., Block, Z. and Summe, G.L. (1999) Harvard Business Review on Entrepreneurship. Harvard Busines School Press, April.

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