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Corporate entrepreneurship: the role of middle-level management on corporate entrepreneurship within the telecommunications industry in South Africa

A research report submitted to the Faculty of
Commerce, Law and Management, University
of the Witwatersrand, in partial fulfilment of the
requirements for the degree of Master of
Management in Entrepreneurship and New
Venture Creation
March 2015 / Guth and Ginsberg (1990) stressed that Corporate Entrepreneurship (CE) encompasses two major phenomena: new venture creation within existing organisations and the transformation of on-going organisations through strategic renewal. Zahra (1991, p. 262) observed that Corporate Entrepreneurship may be formal or informal activities aimed at creating new business in established companies through product and process innovations and market developments.
The research study was quantitative and data was collected through an online questionnaire, which used closed-ended questionnaires. The questionnaires entail assessing the degree of CE within the telecommunications industry in South Africa. The analysis involved 172 samples of responses to the online questionnaire.
The research indicated that that there is a correlation between the dependent variable (entrepreneurial orientation) and the independent variables (innovation, performance, risk taking, and pro-activeness).
The findings of the research contribute to the South African telecommunications industry in terms of innovation, regulation, external collaboration and entrepreneurial orientation literature and studies. / MT2017
Date January 2016
CreatorsEngelbrecht, Andre
Source SetsSouth African National ETD Portal
Detected LanguageEnglish
FormatOnline resource (141 leaves), application/pdf

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