This paper investigates how high profile employees with entrepreneurial abilities can be attracted, retained, and nurtured in order to foster companies’ corporate entrepreneurship activities. We identify a specific organization design, the spin-along approach, which provides entrepreneurial employees with a combination of flexibility and security ("flexicurity") and management with control to monitor. Based on an in-depth case study, our results show how organizational spin-alongs – with their elements of flexibility, security, and control – can lead to the attraction, nurturing, and retention of entrepreneurial employees. Moreover, we find that senior management has a critical leadership role in enabling such an organization design by balancing flexibility and security with control.
|Title of host publication||Presentation at the 12th European Academy of Management (EURAM 2012), 6-8 June 2012, Rotterdam, the Netherlands|
|Place of Publication||Rotterdam|
|Publisher||Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|