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Chapter 13: Intrapreneurship and Wellbeing in Organizations

Intrapreneurship and Wellbeing in Organizations

Intrapreneurship and wellbeing in organizations
Elliroma Gardiner Jonas Debrulle

Introduction

Organizations internationally have recognized the potential that employee contributions to innovation and opportunity recognition can have on firm growth (Antoncic and Antoncic, 2011) as well as on the community (Portales, 2019). The dedicated efforts of global companies, such as Apple, Amazon and Google, to stimulate and support entrepreneurship from within are well known, so much so that even small- to medium-sized enterprises see the merits of investing in employees to think like an ‘entrepreneur’ (Hughes and Mustafa, 2017). Employee efforts to initiate and manage changing requirements in response to shifts in the global economy are seen as a source of strategic competitive advantage ...

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