Title: Entrepreneurship and innovativeness: in search of the interrelationships

Authors: Katarzyna Czop, Agnieszka Leszczynska

Addresses: Faculty of Management, Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 38 D, 20-618 Lublin, Poland. ' Faculty of Economics, Maria Sklodowska Curie University, Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej 5, 20-031 Lublin, Poland

Abstract: The necessity to increase the level of companies| innovativeness and to support corporate entrepreneurship is imposed, among others, by the need of continuous improvement of companies| performance. Innovativeness of a company is frequently considered through the prism of innovation process taking place in it. However, it is necessary to place the phenomenon of innovativeness in a broader context including, among others, corporate entrepreneurship, organisational culture, creativity of a company, etc. The article makes an attempt to fill the research gap in terms of determination of the relationship between the level of entrepreneurship and the level of innovativeness in a company.

Keywords: corporate entrepreneurship; innovativeness; organisation performance; interrelationships; continuous improvement; company performance; organisational culture; company creativity; innovation; learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2011.041795

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2011 Vol.10 No.2, pp.156 - 175

Published online: 04 Aug 2011 *

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