Intrapreneurship: Managing Ideas Within Your Organization

Intrapreneurship: Managing Ideas Within Your Organization

by Kevin C. Desouza

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Intrapreneurship: Managing Ideas Within Your Organization by Kevin C. Desouza

As an employee, you suspect that your best ideas are valuable and could greatly benefit your organization. Management also recognizes that a company's ability to compete is contingent on how well it leverages its employees' ideas. So, why are individuals at all levels of organizations typically poor advocates for ideas? Intrapreneurship provides an engaging guide for both managers and employees on how to direct the flow of ideas and foster a culture of entrepreneurship within their company's existing structure.

Based on Kevin C. Desouza's research and experience consulting with thirty global organizations, Intrapreneurship outlines ways to mobilize all types of ideas – including blockbusters with the potential to create radically new external products and services, and more incremental innovations for improving internal processes. With practical frameworks and real life examples for both employees and managers, Intrapreneurship will help you to identify the value in your own ideas and those of others to ultimately benefit your organization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442660885
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 12/10/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 232
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Kevin C. Desouza is the director of the Metropolitan Institute and an associate professor at the Center for Public Administration and Policy at Virginia Tech.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Tom Davenport


Chapter 1: The Value Proposition for Designing an Intrapreneurial Organization
Chapter 2: Intrapreneurship: A Process Framework
Chapter 3: Idea Generation and Mobilization
Chapter 4: Advocacy and Screening
Chapter 5: Idea Experimentation
Chapter 6: Idea Commercialization
Chapter 7: Diffusion and Implementation of Ideas
Chapter 8: Intrapreneurship: From Concept to Sustained Competitive Advantage

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Intrapreneurship: Managing Ideas Within Your Organization 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kevin's book is Ok and scholarly, but not that "street smart" or helpful to would be intrapreneurs, nor the companies that want to explore intrapreneurship programs