Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2013 Edition
| Editors: Elias G. Carayannis

Corporate Entrepreneurship

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3858-8_223



Many innovative companies have progressively lost their creativity over time due to increases in size, bureaucracy, and hierarchy associated with their growth. To regain the entrepreneurial dynamic they once had, some companies are choosing to invest in employee-generated innovative projects linked to their core or closely related competencies. These types of initiatives can arise spontaneously from within the company or, in cases when the organization does not possess the internal entrepreneurial talent, they can be implemented through a top-down approach as managers instill an innovative work culture to modify employee behaviors. These entrepreneurial initiatives are typically...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CLERSELilleFrance
  2. 2.University of Lille–FranceVilleneuve d’AscqFrance