Fostering intrapreneurial competencies of employees in the education sector

Jo Boon, Marcel Van der Klink, José Janssen

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    Intrapreneurship, a term coined to indicate that entrepreneurial competencies are valuable in any working context, is still a relatively new concept. So far, little attention has been devoted to the development of intrapreneurial competencies in the existing workforce. Starting from the integrated model of entrepreneurship of Bagheri and Pihie, we address the question of the extent to which this model can be applied to intrapreneurialcompetencies. To this end, in-depth interviews were conducted with employees and employers in the education sector. Results suggest that the model largely applies to intrapreneurship as well. An important nuance concerns the risk-taking competency. In addition, both employees and employers stress therole of the organization with respect to displaying intrapreneurialqualities in the first place and in further developingthem. The article concludes with recommendations for future research and practice.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)210-220
    Number of pages11
    JournalInternational Journal of Training and Development
    Issue number3
    Early online date18 Aug 2013
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2013


    • intrapreneurship
    • competencies
    • organisation
    • employability
    • intrapreneurial competencies
    • risk taking


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