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Positivism and intrapreneurship: Austrian analysis and alternative


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Abstract: Positivism has been a major trend in Social Sciences, impacting intrapreneurship, a creative and disruptive activity that does not fit positivist modeling and planning. The present article tries to understand how Positivism affected intrapreneurship and presents an alternative based on the Austrian theory, using the three-part explanation methodology proposed by Hayek and later improved by Huerta de Soto. Intrapreneurship, conceptualized as innovation inside existing organizations, was affected by positivist quantitative objectivism, static dynamic, and social management. On the other hand, the Austrian theory, based on subjectivism and entrepreneurial alertness and judgment, gives a better theoretical approach to the subject – making possible its unchainment into the necessary corporate skills to develop an intrapreneurial environment: adaptability; decentralization of structures; strategic seen like a process and organizational culture seen as a result of social interactions inside the organization.

Keywords: Intrapreneurship; entrepreneurship; management.

JEL Classification: B53; M1; O31; O32.


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ojsadmin, ojsadmin. (2022). Positivism and intrapreneurship: Austrian analysis and alternative. REVISTA PROCESOS DE MERCADO, 18(2), 227–252.