Corporate entrepreneurship is central to the ability of companies to remain competitive. Our study analyses the impact of management on corporate entrepreneurship. While some insights on managerial and organisational drivers of corporate entrepreneurship are provided in the literature, there is no integrative study that incorporates a comprehensive set of relevant antecedents. We analysed a cross-sectional data set of 214 German small and medium-sized enterprises in terms of their different management functions and their interrelationship to corporate entrepreneurship and found relevant drivers in almost all management functions. Some of our findings question earlier surveys – such as with regard to organisational functions – which lead to some interesting suggestions for further research. Overall findings suggest that managers have a set of levers with which to encourage corporate entrepreneurship, to strengthen their position in the market and to improve company performance.
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- Conjuring the entrepreneurial spirit in small and medium-sized ...
The Case for an Integrated Quality Management and EHS System
By bringing together quality management and environmental health and safety (EHS), the integrated QEHS system is a powerful proposition that delivers a real return on investment over relatively short timescalesAs increasing numbers of organizations embrace the benefits of enterprise quality management systems, it’s only natural to consider other opportunities for greater automation of key functions and processes. One obvious contender is the organization’s environmental, health and safety (EHS)...
Enterprise Mobile Apps – Don’t Just Shrink the Screen
Do you have a smart phone? I do, and chances are you do as well. In fact, research from Mary Meeker shows that today there are over $2.5 billion smartphone users around the world. Much like the internet before it smart phones and the rising use of mobile devices is a technology trend that is influencing many facets of our lives today, both personal and professional. Over the last few years mobile has driven significant changes in how, where and when we use the internet. The internet’s initial value propositi...
Run the supply chain of tomorrow
Internet of Things for your inventory control If you want to make effective decisions, the availability of high-quality online and real-time data is essential. From simple monitoring and visualization of tanks and silos through to monitoring on a global scale: Our modular solutions for inventory control guarantee complete inventory visibility 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, anywhere in the world. We help to reduce complexities in logistics and supply chains which are troubling a large number of companies from...
How to Develop an Enterprise Mobile Strategy
Digital technologies have moved from the shadows of business operations to the center stage, where they now touch every corner of the business and play an important role in corporate strategy. This drastic shift has far-reaching implications for companies and requires people to think in a fundamentally different way about technology and business. Digital technologies were once cost centers; they are now emerging as profit centers, offering a seemingly endless array of new possibilities for optimizing and transform...
The Mobile Advantage: How Technology is Changing EHSQ Management
There was a time when handling a mobile device in the workplace was deliberately avoided – it may even have resulted in some stern words from your boss. Not too long ago the very idea of swiping a smartphone on the job, in the field, or on the plant floor would have been unthinkable. Times have changed. Very quickly, mobile has proven itself invaluable (and some would say indispensable) in our personal lives. More and more, we’re seeing that businesses are finding ways to take advantage of the power...