Coined in the 1980s by management consultant Gifford Pinchot, intrapreneurs are used by companies that are in great need of new, innovative ideas. Today, instead of waiting until the company is in a bind, most companies try to create an environment where employees are free to explore ideas. If the idea looks profitable, the person behind it is given an opportunity to become an intrapreneur.
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intrapreneur — in‧tra‧pre‧neur [ˌɪntrəprəˈnɜː ǁ ˈnɜːr] noun [countable] HUMAN RESOURCES someone who works for an organization, but outside the usual management structure, and who develops new products and activities. If successful, a new activity may be… … Financial and business terms
intrapreneur — ☆ intrapreneur [in΄trə prə noor′ ] n. a person in a corporation who is given the freedom and resources to initiate products, business ventures, etc. intrapreneurial adj. intrapreneurship n … English World dictionary
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intrapreneur — noun Etymology: intra + entrepreneur Date: 1978 a corporate executive who develops new enterprises within the corporation • intrapreneurial adjective … New Collegiate Dictionary
intrapreneur — intrapreneurship, n. /in treuh preuh nerr , noor , nyoor /, n. an employee of a large corporation who is given freedom and financial support to create new products, services, systems, etc., and does not have to follow the corporation s usual… … Universalium
intrapreneur — noun A person employed to work independently within a company in order to introduce innovation and to revitalize and diversify its business … Wiktionary
intrapreneur — in|tra|pre|neur [ˌıntrəprəˈnə: US ˈnə:r] n [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: intra + preneur (as in entrepreneur)] someone who works for a large company and whose job is to develop new ideas or ways of doing business for that company →↑entrepreneur… … Dictionary of contemporary English
intrapreneur — See entrepreneur … Dictionary of sociology
intrapreneur — [ˌɪntrəprə nə:] noun a manager within a company who promotes innovative product development and marketing. Origin 1970s (orig. US): from intra + a shortened form of entrepreneur … English new terms dictionary