Digital Intrapreneurship: The Corporate Solution to a Rapid Digitalisation [chapter]

Gifford Pinchot, Mariusz Soltanifar
2020 Three Pillars of Organization and Leadership in Disruptive Times  
AbstractFor decades, intrapreneurship has been, and is still, promoted to employees as a way to capture the creativity and excitement of entrepreneurship, albeit with more resources and less risk. Intrapreneurship creates opportunities for individuals to be innovative and entrepreneurial within and for the organisation that employs them. The ways in which intrapreneurs act have not changed, unlike the business context surrounding them. Digitalisation has opened the path for new intrapreneurial
more » ... pportunities; however, the amount of attention paid to the role of digital intrapreneurs within existing organisations is limited. We present our own definition of digital intrapreneurship and position our definition in the digital landscape where modern companies operate. This chapter outlines numerous ways to foster digital intrapreneurship, including a set of practical methods for managers to identify, and empower digital intrapreneurs. The chapter presents three case studies and discusses their practical implications for entrepreneurs and their teams.
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-53914-6_12 fatcat:6vjho5xmebatbnfg6njku74ymy