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Entrepreneurial behavior in organizations: does job design matter?

De Jong, Jeroen P. J., Parker, Sharon K., Wennekers, Sander and Wu, Chia-Huei (2015) Entrepreneurial behavior in organizations: does job design matter? Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 39 (4). pp. 981-995. ISSN 1042-2587

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We take a first step to explore how organizational factors influence individual entrepreneurial behavior at work, by investigating the role of job design variables. Drawing on multiple-source survey data of 179 workers in a Dutch research and consultancy organization, we find that entrepreneurial behavior, indicated by innovation, proactivity, and risk-taking items, is a higher order construct. Job autonomy is positively related with entrepreneurial behavior, as well as its innovation and proactivity subdimensions, while job variety is not. This suggests that interventions related to the vertical scope of jobs will promote entrepreneurial behaviors more than horizontal job expansion

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Additional Information: © 2013 Baylor University
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2013 13:49
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2024 05:45

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