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Human-oriented corporate entrepreneurship: An integrative framework of creativity and HRM enablers

Gianluca Elia (Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy)
Xiaoyang Li (Department of Psychology, Peking University, Beijing, China)
Alessandro Margherita (Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy)
Claudio Petti (Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy)

European Business Review

ISSN: 0955-534X

Article publication date: 12 June 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The generation of new ventures within established companies, also known as corporate entrepreneurship (CE), is a process influenced by a set of individual and organizational factors. This paper aims to focus on creativity and human resource management enablers of CE, with the purpose to define an integrative framework and draw a set of related research propositions.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper relies on a multidisciplinary literature review in the fields of CE, creativity and organizational innovation.

Findings

The effectiveness of CE depends on a set of individual factors, distinguished into professional and psychological characteristics, and organizational factors, which include the system of values of the organization and the management practices applied in the same.

Research limitations/implications

From a theoretical point of view, the paper develops an integrative framework of conditions that impact on CE and outlines a set of propositions and alternative research methods to test.

Practical/implications

From a practitioner perspective, the study provides managers with a comprehensive set of factors enabling CE by leveraging the creativity of individuals and make it flourish through consistent human resource management practices.

Originality/value

The value of the paper stays in the integration of individual-related and organizational-related determinants of entrepreneurial performance.

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Acknowledgements

The research leading to these results has received funding from the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013/under REA grant agreement no. 610350, Project E.N.T.I.C.E. – Explaining the Nature of Technological Innovation in Chinese Enterprises.

Citation

Elia, G., Li, X., Margherita, A. and Petti, C. (2017), "Human-oriented corporate entrepreneurship: An integrative framework of creativity and HRM enablers", European Business Review, Vol. 29 No. 4, pp. 386-401. https://doi.org/10.1108/EBR-12-2015-0169

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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