intrapreneurial

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Intra- (a prefix signifying in or within) + (entre)preneurial, influenced by the homophonic quality of intra-/entre-.

Adjective[edit]

intrapreneurial (comparative more intrapreneurial, superlative most intrapreneurial)

  1. Entrepreneurial within an existing business; describing entrepreneurship within an existing business.
    • 2004: Robert D. Hisrich, Small Business Solutions: How to Fix and Prevent the Thirteen Biggest Problems That Derail Business
    • Sixth, an organization that wants to become more intrapreneurial must learn to be more productive with fewer resources. Top-heavy organizations are out of date in today's hypercompetitive environment.