The Entrepreneurial Spirit: beyond business creation

Ricardo Prada
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9716-3564


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15665/dem.v17i1.1654

Abstract


Globalization and constant transformation has marked this XXI century. This continual change makes organizations prepare in advance to face the challenges posed by global markets and nonstop changing times. These complex challenges organizations face today are assimilated by employees through active reponses that demand the perception of the market signals they function in. Through adaptation and change, these employees boost and manage initiatives within the companies, thus becoming leaders who provide mutual benefits for the organization and themselves. Consequently, they become real and genuine entrepreneurs.  But any form of entrepreneurship also implies change and, beyond doubt, innovation, an essential element in organizations today. However, it is difficult to identify those employees who as entrepreneurs within organizations stand out and have an impact by generating creative projects (Pérez, 2011). Companies need leaders who believe and are ready to face the difficulties brought by these challenges. This article attempts to prove how corporate entrepreneurship, within an organizational context, is the true innovation booster.


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intrapreneurship, context, business, innovation

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