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Routines do matter: role of internal communication in firm-level entrepreneurship

Agnieszka Zur (Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Cracow University of Economics, Krakow, Poland)
Agnieszka Walega (Department of Statistics, Cracow University of Economics, Krakow, Poland)

Baltic Journal of Management

ISSN: 1746-5265

Article publication date: 5 January 2015

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between routine communication practices and corporate entrepreneurship (CE). Drawing upon CE theory and neo-bureaucratic theory, the paper provides insight into all the directions of routine corporate communication and their potential influence on CE.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper reviews past and current literature from which hypothesis are developed. Applying the competing values framework and data from 64 Polish manufacturing firms, we used multiple power regression to test the hypothesized relationships.

Findings

The study provides evidence for a positive relationship between routine communication practices and CE. The analysis reveals different levels of influence of various communication aspects on CE.

Practical implications

Many organizations’ common objective of their redesign efforts is to get rid of the bureaucratic features of the organization. This study suggests that the challenge is to reconfigure certain routine processes and formal requirements within the organization to better suit CE purposes. The paper specifies which routine communication practices can significantly impact CE.

Originality/value

Very few prior voices articulate the need of routine practices study in CE research. This paper extends CE theory by providing a new perspective on CE factors and opening new avenues for further research.

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Citation

Zur, A. and Walega, A. (2015), "Routines do matter: role of internal communication in firm-level entrepreneurship", Baltic Journal of Management, Vol. 10 No. 1, pp. 119-139. https://doi.org/10.1108/BJM-11-2013-0166

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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