Venturing into the Entrepreneurial Unknown: on Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship and Extrapreneurship in the High-tech Industries

Willem Hulsink, Dick Manuel

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Abstract

An article published in Newsweek in 1999 posed the following intriguing question: Can Extrapreneurship become a buzzword? Expectations at the time were high: the related concepts of ‘entrepreneurship’ (=starting one’s own company) and ‘intrapreneurship’ (=starting up new business activities within a larger company) had already become part and parcel of many management courses and MBA programmes, so why wouldn’t ‘extrapreneurship’ become equally popular? Extrapreneurship is associated above all with starting up a business from an existing (parent) company in the form of an independent spin-off (or sell-off, in the case of a complete sale), possibly supported and prepared by a strategic investor and/or incubator. These activities could be considered complementary to entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference and Doctoral Workshop 2006
EditorsGloria Rossini
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherUnivesity of Twente
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9789081078412
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event14th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2006 - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 11 May 200613 May 2006
Conference number: 14

Conference

Conference14th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2006
Abbreviated titleHTSF
CountryNetherlands
CityEnschede
Period11/05/0613/05/06

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