The experience of intrapreneurship—supporting the entrepreneurial spirit within enterprises—can be an important factor in developing entrepreneurial intentions and creating new businesses. This factor is especially important in countries with a high level of development of "facilitating" institutions. This is the conclusion reached by the authors of the research “Entrepreneurial activity, intrapreneurship, and conducive institutions: Is there a connection?”, сonducted by experts from the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University. The article was published in the international journal category B list ABS—Journal of Business Research.
"The importance of the institutional environment for the development of entrepreneurial activity is difficult to overestimate. In the study, we focused on the so-called "enabling" institutions, whose task is to stimulate innovative entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship with high growth potential. In other words, they affect not so much the quantity as the quality of the firms created. Such institutions include cooperation between the university and industry, developed R&D support systems, training of highly qualified workers, and so on. Our research has shown that "enabling" institutions increase the likelihood of an individual becoming involved in internal entrepreneurial projects — intrapreneurship, in already established organizations. In the future, in a well-developed institutional environment, such experience can be translated into independent entrepreneurship with a high probability. At the same time, without taking into account the phenomenon of intrapreneurship, “facilitating” institutions create high opportunity costs associated with choosing an entrepreneurial career".
Associate Professor of the Department of Strategic and International Management, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at GSOM SPbU.
Anastasiia Laskovaya, Associate Professor at the Department of Strategic and International Management at GSOM SPbU, Academic Director of the Bachelor in Management program, and Dr. Oleksiy Osiyevskyy, an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary (Canada), Academic Director of MBA and EMBA programs, are also authors of the research.
Journal of Business Research is a publication dedicated to qualitative and quantitative research in all areas of business. The journal is a Category B on the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) Journal Quality List, has an impact factor of 7,550, and is ranked 28 out of 153 journals in the Business category.