International Journal of Business and Social Science

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

The Effects of Organizational Culture on Corporate Entrepreneurship
M├╝ge Leyla YILDIZ

Corporate entrepreneurship (or corporate venturing) which means entrepreneurial activities at the level of established organization has been recognized as an important element in organizational and economic development and performance. Corporate entrepreneurship has been gaining strategic importance in order to its impact on the organization process that contributes to firm survival and performance. Recent studies showed that organizational culture is one of the important explanatory variables of corporate entrepreneurship. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between the dimensions of organizational culture (power distance, uncertainty avoidance etc.) developed by Hofstede and corporate entrepreneurship and the effects of organizational culture on corporate entrepreneurship. The survey is conducted on a leading multinational company in Turkey. Analyses results showed that power distance, one of the organizational culture factors, has positive effects on corporate entrepreneurship innovativeness dimension. In addition masculinity has negative effects on new business venturing. This study shows the strategic importance of organizational culture by presenting evidence of the relationship between cultural dimensions and corporate entrepreneurship.

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