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Intrapreneurship or Intra Corporate Entrepreneurship

Concept Salient features Classification


The innovative employees disrupt the company in constructive ways to instigate new products or services. Hans Schollhammer says employees stop being employees and start being entrepreneurs when they are charged with the responsibility of championing their innovations.


These courageous souls form underground teams and networks that routinely bootleg company resources or steal company time to work on their own missions. Gifford Pinchot. They are often at odds with the organization, so much so that there is no tolerance for failure and only reluctant rewards for success.

Nurturing new idea Consultation & Support from Colleagues Informal team Proposal to Organization Formal team Budgetary Support

Intrapreneurship & Small Business

The growth oriented venture is determined to expand through the commercialization of a new idea. Majority of Small Businesses are not born of controversy and innovation. They provide established products & services in the local markets. Primary incentive is independence. Personal control over ones life.

Categories of Intrapreneurship


Hans Schollhammer has made 5 categories of Intra-corporate entrepreneurship a) Administrative b) Opportunistic c) Acquisitive d) Imitative e) Incubative

Entrepreneur & Administrator

Associated with enterprise Individuality, opportunism, Adaptive management process Emphasis on the entrepreneurial management activities

Associated with organization, planning professionalism Predictive Management process Administrative orientation of the management activities

Entrepreneur & Intrapreneur

Independent in operations Responsible for Fundraising Bears Risks Operates from Outside of Organization



Dependent on the entrepreneur or organization Need not worry about fund raising Partially bears Risks Operates from Within Organization