Title: Strategic corporate entrepreneurship: a configuration approach-based case study

Authors: Sascha Kraus; Coen Rigtering

Addresses: Institute for Entrepreneurship, University of Liechtenstein, Fürst-Franz-Josef-Strasse, FL-9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein ' Utrecht University School of Economics (USE), Utrecht University, Kriekenpitplein 21-22, NL-3584 EC Utrecht, The Netherlands

Abstract: This article approaches strategic (corporate) entrepreneurship as a response to increased complexity and turbulence confronting professional service firms. By applying the configuration approach, we analyse the strategy, operating environment, organisational structure and effect of the founding person on a highly successful professional service firm in The Netherlands. Our analysis shows that a company that actively manages all four proposed configurational domains is not only better able to create organisational change, growth and financial returns, but is also more resistant to crisis situations.

Keywords: intrapreneurship; strategic entrepreneurship; strategic management; corporate entrepreneurship; configuration approach; case study; venturing; service firm; entrepreneurship; crisis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEV.2017.086481

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, 2017 Vol.9 No.2, pp.101 - 121

Received: 02 Mar 2015
Accepted: 02 Mar 2015

Published online: 09 May 2017 *

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