Toward a Reconciliation of the Definitional Issues in the Field of Corporate Entrepreneurship*

  • Pramodita Sharma
  • Sankaran James J. Chrisman


Although authors generally agree on the nature of entrepreneurial activities within existing firms, differences in the terminology used to describe those activities have created confusion. This article discusses existing definitions in the field of corporate entrepreneurship, reconciles these definitions, and provides criteria for classifying and understanding the activities associated with corporate venturing.


Entrepreneurial Activity Parent Company Strategic Management Journal Corporate Entrepreneurship Business Venture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pramodita Sharma
    • 1
  • Sankaran James J. Chrisman
    • 2
  1. 1.Dalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada
  2. 2.University of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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