Intrapreneur


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Intrapreneur

A person who develops an idea and sees it to fruition within a large organization. For example, an intrapreneur may be an employee at a corporation who sees a problem with the way inventories are stored, and develops and implements a new way to store inventory. Intrepreneurs, in other words, are innovators within their organizations, but they usually do not start new organizations.
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The availability of such material is determined by the intrapreneur's own prior knowledge and experience, as well as by her access to further knowledge sources both within the organization (e.g., printed or electronic repositories, colleagues, specialists of other departments) and outside the organization (e.g., conferences, trade fairs, consultants, other social contacts) (e.g., Singh, Hills, Hybels, & Lumpkin, 1999; Shane, 2003; Arenius & De Clercq, 2005; Ozgen & Baron, 2007).
At Lockheed Martin, intrapreneurs developed a number of famous aircraft designs and at 3M, they came up with Post-It Notes which is now used all over the world.
Critique: Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "Changing Your Company from the Inside Out: A Guide for Social Intrapreneurs" is as practical as it is 'user friendly' and is very highly recommended for personal, professional, corporate, community, and academic library instructional reference collections.
Having determined preliminary regulations and responsibilities and working conditions of employees in a new intrapreneurship unit established within an operating company, an intrapreneur can face the following problems: Who can be him?
"A salesperson might take an existing product to a current market, but an intrapreneur might actually be involved in taking an innovation and creating a new market that doesn't already exist," says Harter.
The criteria to choose the interviewees are related to the importance of field experience as a leader and intrapreneur in businesses of medium to high complexity, in organizations that value and support an entrepreneurial culture.
The experience of being a professional appears to contribute to the employee's solutions, problem-solving abilities, and unique competences when acting in-house in the role of intrapreneur. Our findings extend the existing theory regarding service innovation by demonstrating that professionals who previously worked for PSFs become internal professionals in scale-intensive firms.
Gifford Pinchot, a leading exponent of intrapreneurship and responsible for coining the words "intrapreneur", "intrapreneuring" and "intrapreneurship".
Wal-Mart How an "intrapreneur" helped clean up Wal-Mart.
Or, by using Pinchot's words, 'you don't have to leave the corporation to become an entrepreneur.' Typically, an intrapreneur is a corporate entrepreneur, which allows entrepreneurship to occur in an existing organisation (Hisrich, 1990; Heinonen and Korvela, 2005), usually in large corporate settings (Thornberry, 2003).
Becoming a successful intrapreneur: a practical guide to creating an innovative information service.
Creating the Intrapreneur: The Search for Leadership Excellence