A proposed instrument to measure organisational-based factors affecting corporate entrepreneurship
Van der Merwe, Stephanus Petrus
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The objective of this study was to validate an instrument to measure the organisational-based factors affecting corporate entrepreneurship. Structured questionnaires were administered to managers and 561 fully completed questionnaires were gathered at 20 large organisations. Construct validity of the measuring instrument was assessed by means of a principal component exploratory factor analysis and by calculating Cronbach alpha coefficients. In this study six factors describing the theoretical dimensions of appropriate rewards and reinforcement, fostering innovative behaviour, customer orientation, new idea generation, existence of a clear vision and availability and accessibility of resources were extracted. Based on the empirical results it is proposed that the organisational-based factors affecting corporate entrepreneurship can be measured with a 34-item instrument measuring five underlying dimensions. This conclusion is based on evidence of validity and reliability.