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Intrapreneurial behaviour: the role of organizational commitment

Muhammad Farrukh (Institute of Graduate Studies, SEGi University Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia)
Wei Ying Chong (Graduate School of Business, SEGi University Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia)
Shaheen Mansori (INTI International University and Colleges, Nilai, Malaysia)
Sara Ravan Ramzani (Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Seri Kembangan, Malaysia)

World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development

ISSN: 2042-5961

Article publication date: 10 July 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to shed light on the impact of organizational commitment (OC) on the intrapreneurial behaviour of the employees in higher educational institutes (HEIs) of Pakistan.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper opted the empirical study using the survey approach. Structural equation modelling was used to analyse the questionnaires completed the Deans/Head of Schools, professors and associate professors of the 20 public HEIs of Pakistan located in the capital city, Islamabad. In total, 500 structured questionnaires were sent to the Deans/Head of Schools, professors and associate professors. A total of 306 responses were received.

Findings

Affective commitment (AC) and normative commitment (NC) has a positive and significant impact on the intrapreneurial behaviour while continuance commitment (CC) is negatively associated with the same behaviour.

Originality/value

This empirical study will contribute to the theoretical knowledge on intrapreneurship and OC in the public sector HEIs, which has been neglected in entrepreneurship research.

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Citation

Farrukh, M., Chong, W.Y., Mansori, S. and Ravan Ramzani, S. (2017), "Intrapreneurial behaviour: the role of organizational commitment", World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 13 No. 3, pp. 243-256. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-03-2017-0016

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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