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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.]

in′tra·pre·neur′i·al adj.


relating to, being, or consisting of intrapreneurs
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Intrapreneurial qualities are often found in an entrepreneur but intrapreneurs are also found in many organizations and professional organizations like CMA Canada, and their numbers are steadily rising.
Getting these key stakeholders effectively engaged in the intrapreneurial process has always been a challenge.
Lorentz, "Seeing Environmental Opportunities: Effects of Intrapreneurial Ability, Efficacy, Motivation, and Desirability," Journal of Organizational Change Management, 11, 1 (1998): 11-25.
Intrapreneurial spirit is at a peak, with companies in all industries eager to set up e-commerce ventures within their traditional walls.
The position frequently includes facilitating change processes, organizing technological innovation, monitoring organizational resources, and measuring the value of social capital through an on-going analysis of financial against the intrapreneurial contributions of personnel(3).
In chapter 14, Dylan Jones-Evans sets out to identify the main differences between entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, to explain the key differences between the corporate and intrapreneurial cultures which are needed within an organisation, and to examine barriers to intrapreneurship within a corporate setting.
BA 426a Growth of the firm through intrapreneurial activity, mergers and acquisition.
Entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial activities in human resource management are then described.
Intuitively, highly successful team-based intrapreneurial ventures in computer hardware and software companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers and telecommunications companies, rarely publicize the contributions of individual team members; the result of their efforts is characterized as a team achievement.
Having access to such a broad range of information has made "favor bank" building and personal powerbase expansion a natural part of his intrapreneurial role, which he described as being a "total information" source for the company.
If a corporate real estate department has reached the intrapreneurial or business strategy stage, they will probably be looking for service providers whose skills and approach go beyond traditional supplier roles.
As Keith Cottam (1990) notes: "One can be a fountain of intrapreneurial ideas, but without institutional support there is small hope for achievement" (p.