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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Other authors (for example, Clark 1999; Pryor & Shays, 1993) describe ways to maximize the success of intrapreneurial efforts.
Further, intrapreneurial activity has been found to flourish at lower organizational levels as this circumvents conflicts arising from unfair competition of the project with others (Souder, 1987).
The timing of technology implementation is facilitated by the relative freedom and informality of intrapreneurial and internal venture routes to innovation.
Universities are embracing the concept of intrapreneurial thought in both their teaching and their management.
Consisting of intrapreneurial teams, Alcatel-Lucent Ventures has the task of "incubating game changing ideas and rapidly bringing them to market," according to its head, Wim Seldens.
Employees need to be presented with opportunities to apply their knowledge and develop new skill sets and create intrapreneurial opportunities for organization.
The main purpose of this research is the studying of some principal obstacles hindering intrapreneurial activities in Iranian big organizations.
These intrapreneurial organizations were charged with creating and marketing new innovative products, and Norma was thrilled about the amount of independence the new position would afford her.
Begun as an intrapreneurial research venture with a large Savings and Loan, this 1981 start-up went on to form partnerships with companies such as IBM, Sony, and CBS.
But in order for it to be truly an intrapreneurial opportunity, it has to be a product or service that's different from the company's traditional business.
In order to examine Dick's measure, we surveyed entrepreneurial/ intrapreneurial expatriates working for a large, multinational professional services organization in the health care field.
Survey result (219 nonprofit managers) shows that nonprofits are likely to develop organizational characteristic attributes of entrepreneurship and that certain organizational characteristics are associated with intrapreneurial behavior as measured by organization members' risk-propensity.