Intrapreneurship at the Individual- Level: Does Psychological Empowerment Matter?




Intrapreneurship, Psychological Empowerment, Intrapreneurial Behavior, Innovation


Purpose: This study aims to examine the relationship between psychological empowerment and intrapreneurship at the Individual- Level.


Theoretical framework: This study proposes a model that integrates psychological empowerment and its dimensions (meaning, competence, self -determination, and impact) with intrapreneurship at the Individual- Level.


Design/methodology/approach: A quantitative research approach was adopted to test the research hypotheses. The data were collected by administrating a questionnaire to a sample of (450) employees in the private sector in Saudi Arabia.


Findings: The regression analysis results confirm that psychological empowerment and its attributes (meaning, competence, self -determination, and impact) are correlated positively with intrapreneurship at the Individual- Level.


Research, Practical & Social implications: Examining psychological empowerment and its dimensions as determinants of intrapreneurship can provide a better insight to understand the underlying mechanism of stimulating intrapreneurship at the individual- level. This would contribute significantly in creating a supportive work environment that stimulates intrapreneurship, and reinforces creativity and innovative thinking among employees.


Originality/value: This study can be considered the first to be conducted in the context of Saudi Arabia to test the relationship between psychological empowerment and intrapreneurship at the Individual- Level. Additionally, this study aim to enrich the knowledge on intrapreneurial behavior by investigating intrapreneurship at the individual level using the psychological perspective 


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How to Cite

Alghamdi, A. A., & Badawi, N. S. (2023). Intrapreneurship at the Individual- Level: Does Psychological Empowerment Matter?. International Journal of Professional Business Review, 8(5), e01672.