The influence of organizational culture on the entrepreneurial capital of employees

by Christo Lötter

Institution: University of Pretoria
Year: 2014
Keywords: Quantitative research; Entrepreneurship  – behavior; Organizational change; Corporate culture; UCTD
Record ID: 1475502
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/2263/43996


The increased competition in the business environment requires organizations to be innovative and dynamic in order to survive. Entrepreneurial behaviour holds the enabling forces for such innovative and dynamic behaviour and could also become a strategic advantage for an organization. The purpose of this research is to investigate the influence of organizational culture on entrepreneurial capital of employees. A quantitative research methodology was followed to collect the research data. The organizational culture of 185 respondent’s organizations was measured with the organizational culture assessment instrument and was classified according to the competing values model. The entrepreneurial intent, a proxy for entrepreneurial capital, of these respondents was measured with the theory of a planned behavior instrument. Sequential multiple regression analysis was used to analyse the relationship between entrepreneurial intent and organizational culture. The results confirm that an organization’s culture indirectly influences entrepreneurial capital through the antecedent of planned behaviour. This research contributes to explaining why certain organizations are more entrepreneurial than others.