Explaining intrapreneurial behaviors of employees with perceived organizational climate and testing the mediating role of organizational identification: A research study among employees of Turkish innovative firms

TAŞTAN S. , Gucel C.

10th International Strategic Management Conference, Rome, Italy, 19 - 21 June 2014, vol.150, pp.862-871 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 150
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.09.095
  • City: Rome
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.862-871


This study examines perceived organizational climate and organizational identification as potential antecedents of employees' intrepreneurial behaviors. In particular, the study suggests positive relationships between perceived organizational climate components-structural support and recognition-and intrepreneurial behaviors construct. In addition, employees' organizational identification is suggested to have a mediating role on the relationship between organizational climate and intrepreneurial behaviors. The survey of this study is performed among employees working in high performing and innovative firms operating in White Good Manufacturing, Food and Drink, Telecommunication, and Textile industries in Turkey. The obtained data from the questionnaires are analyzed through the SPSS statistical packaged software. Analyses results revealed that both dimensions of organizational climate (structural support and organizational recognition) significantly and positively related to intrepreneurial behaviors and perceived organizational identification mediate the effects of the organizational climate on the intrepreneurial behaviors construct. (C) 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.