International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

How is an Employee's Entrepreneurial Side Revealed or Terminated by Organizational Factors?
Ali Osman Uymaz

This study is the examination of entrepreneurship within an organization at an individual level. The relationships, between the quantity of employee's suggestions occurring during the past year, which is accepted as the concrete evidence of entrepreneurial features of employees, and the organizational factors have been examined, as well as the relationship between the quantity of the employee’s suggestions and the quantity of implemented suggestions, and how this relationship is affected by the organization’s boundaries, have been examined. 412 people have participated in the study. After applying a confirmatory factor analysis to the scales used in the research, the relationship among research variables has been analyzed by using the structural equation model (SEM). The results showed there was a positive and statistically meaningful relationship between organizational factors, rewards reinforcement (.46 p<0.05), work discretion/autonomy (.33 p<0.05), and supervisor support (.30 p<0.05), and the quantity of suggestions of the employee within the past year, as concrete evidence of the entrepreneurship of the employee in the organization. There has not been found a statistically meaningful relationship between the quantity of suggestions occurring the past year and time availability (.06, p>0.05). A strong and positive relationship between the suggestion quantity of the last year and the implemented suggestions (.77 p<0.01) has been observed. A negative relationship was seen among the organization’s boundaries and the quantity of suggestions of the past year (-.25 p<0.05), and the implemented suggestions (-.62, p<0.01).

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