The impact of behaviors and structure on corporate entrepreneurial success

Ann E. Echols, Christopher Neck

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By more closely examining the structural “support” necessary to enhance corporate entrepreneurship - that is, to enhance the entrepreneurial behaviors of a firm's employees - firms may increase their success with innovation. We specifically suggest that enabling employees to detect, facilitate and pursue opportunities while fostering an organic, organizational structure with shared vision and values increases a firm's breadth and depth of commercialized innovations. Our rationale for these proposed relationships, as well as suggestions for implementing an entrepreneurial corporate structure, are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-46
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Managerial Psychology
StatePublished - Feb 1 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Corporate entrepreneurialism
  • Employees
  • Innovation
  • Organizational structure
  • Success

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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