An earlier version of this manuscript was presented and published in the Best Paper Proceedings of the annual meeting of the Academy of Management in 2008. The authors would like to thank Guest Editor Christopher L. Tucci and three anonymous reviewers for their insights and guidance in the development of this manuscript.
Assessing a Measurement of Organizational Preparedness for Corporate Entrepreneurship†
Version of Record online: 5 AUG 2013
© 2013 Product Development & Management Association
Journal of Product Innovation Management
Volume 30, Issue 5, pages 937–955, September 2013
How to Cite
Hornsby, J. S., Kuratko, D. F., Holt, D. T. and Wales, W. J. (2013), Assessing a Measurement of Organizational Preparedness for Corporate Entrepreneurship. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 30: 937–955. doi: 10.1111/jpim.12038
- Issue online: 5 AUG 2013
- Version of Record online: 5 AUG 2013
Research has shown that the manifestation of corporate entrepreneurship is an important strategy for the success of private- and public-sector organizations. The Corporate Entrepreneurship Assessment Instrument (CEAI) is an instrument that was developed to measure the key internal organizational factors that influence a firm's entrepreneurial activities and outcomes. The present research employs three studies to assess the content, construct, and convergent validity of the CEAI using a well-established framework for scale development and refinement. The CEAI was found to be a relatively stable instrument, although the factor structure that emerged varied slightly from the original instrument. In sum, as a result of our analyses, a more parsimonious and psychometrically sound set of items for each factor was derived yielding an 18-item instrument based upon the original 48-item measure. Our studies of the CEAI present a timely contribution toward advancing research in the area of organizational preparedness for corporate entrepreneurship.