Abstract

Corporations are excellent at exploiting their current capabilities and tend to be effective at altering them for incremental innovation. However, corporate entrepreneurship efforts to bring breakthrough innovation do not work over any sustained period of time and prior research suggests human capital issues may be a factor in this lack of success. The findings of our study point to the need for a “job redesign” to support the career needs of corporate entrepreneurs. Our results and the current job design literature are used to argue for a third career ladder for corporate entrepreneurs.

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