The interplay between entrepreneurial and organizational identities in the configuration of corporate entrepreneurial practice

Marina Biniari, Ying Zhang

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Abstract

While we assume in the corporate entrepreneurship literature that organizational members develop entrepreneurial behavior, little is known of how these members construct an entrepreneurial identity and how this affects the organization. We draw from the social constructionist approach to identity and specifically the identity work literature to explore how the interplay between entrepreneurial and organization identities influence individuals and the organization. We empirically investigate our theorization through the identity work of the champions of two corporate venturing programs that led to the configuration and legitimization of entrepreneurial practices within their parent corporations. Our findings reveal a multilevel entrepreneurial identity work process carried out by organizational members, which through interplays with the dominant organizational identity gives rise to entrepreneurship practices within an organization.
LanguageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011
EventAcademy of Management - San Antonio, United States
Duration: 14 Aug 201116 Aug 2011

Conference

ConferenceAcademy of Management
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio
Period14/08/1116/08/11

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Organizational identity
Identity work
Legitimization
Corporate venturing
Champions
Corporate entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurial behavior
Entrepreneurship

Keywords

  • entrepreneurial identity
  • corporate entrepreneurship
  • interplay
  • organizational identities

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2011. Academy of Management, San Antonio, United States.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceProceeding

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