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an employee of a corporation who has the freedom and financial support to create new products, services, or systems for the corporation without having to follow its protocols
Not to be confused with:
entrepreneur – one who organizes and manages an enterprise; one who owns and runs his own business; an independent contractor
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A person within a large corporation who takes direct responsibility for turning an idea into a profitable finished product through assertive risk taking and innovation.
[Blend of intra- and entrepreneur.]
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(Commerce) a person who while remaining within a larger organization uses entrepreneurial skills to develop a new product or line of business as a subsidiary of the organization
[C20: from intra- + (entre)preneur]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
in•tra•pre•neur(ˌɪn trə prəˈnɜr, -ˈnʊər, -ˈnyʊər)
an employee of a corporation allowed to exercise some independent entrepreneurial initiative.
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