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The impact of strategic entrepreneurship inside the organization : examining job stress and employee retention

Monsen, Erik and Boss, R. Wayne (2009) The impact of strategic entrepreneurship inside the organization : examining job stress and employee retention. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 33 (1). pp. 71-104. ISSN 1042-2587

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Abstract

How do managers and staff react to strategic entrepreneurship? How can we minimize resulting job stress and maximize employee retention? We surveyed 1,975 managers and staff in 110 departments of a diversified healthcare organization on department-level entrepreneurial orientation (EO) (e.g., risk taking, proactiveness, and innovativeness), degree of role ambiguity in their job, and their strength of intention to quit. After validating manager and staff reports of EO, we estimated structural equation models for managers and staff. Our results demonstrate that strategic entrepreneurship can impact management and staff differently and thus requires a correspondingly customized design philosophy.

Item type: Article
ID code: 28489
Keywords: industry life-cycle, social identity, role conflict, management research, market orientation, firm performance, fit indexes, environment, Commerce, Economics and Econometrics, Business and International Management
Subjects: Social Sciences > Commerce
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Hunter Centre For Entrepreneurship
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    Depositing user: Miss Carol Ann Balloch
    Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2010 10:26
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 05:24
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/28489

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