Title: Impact of social capital on corporate entrepreneurship: an empirical investigation

Authors: Mohammad Piran; Hossein Ghafarzadeh; Aghil Ghasemi-Khashab; Saheb Imani

Addresses: Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran ' Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran ' Faculty of Psychology and Education, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran ' Faculty of Business Administration, Persian Gulf International Educational Center, Islamic Azad University, Abadan, Iran

Abstract: The aim of this work is to investigate the impact of organisation's social capital on corporate entrepreneurship among middle management. Research tools included Nahapiet and Ghoshal's (1998) standard questionnaire for measuring social capital aspect and Aktan and Bulut's (2008) standard questionnaire for measuring corporate entrepreneurship aspect. Data was analysed using Smart PLS 2 software in two parts, measurement model and structural section. Results suggest a positive and significant impact of social capital on corporate entrepreneurship. Thus for corporate entrepreneurship activities, social capital especially cognitive, structural and relational capitals of the organisation's individuals should be focused and improved.

Keywords: social capital; corporate entrepreneurship; National Iranian Drilling Company; Iran; middle management; structural capital; relational capital; cognitive capital.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPQM.2015.070189

International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2015 Vol.16 No.1, pp.1 - 16

Published online: 29 Jun 2015 *

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