Intrapreneurship in the Spanish context: a regional analysis

Claudia Alvarez, David Urbano, Andreu Turro Sol

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© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Abstract: The objective of this article is to examine the influence of internal and external (environmental) factors on intrapreneurship in the Spanish context, considering differences among regions. Methodologically, the study applies logistic regression and uses data from the Spanish Global Entrepreneurship Monitor for the year 2011. The main findings of the research show through a double conceptual framework (resource-based theory and institutional economics) the direct effect of both internal factors – opportunity recognition and social capital – and environmental factors – fear of failure and education – on intrapreneurship. In addition, the role of fear of failure is reinforced as it has the indirect (moderating) effect; this effect is particularly relevant in lower income regions. The study contributes both theoretically (developing literature and provoking discussion in the field of intrapreneurship) and empirically (providing useful insights for the design of governmental policies for fostering entrepreneurial activities within firms).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)380-402
JournalEntrepreneurship and Regional Development
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2016


  • Corporate entrepreneurship
  • corporate venturing
  • global entrepreneurship monitor
  • institutional economics
  • intrapreneurship
  • resource-based theory
  • Spain


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