Corporate entrepreneurship capability model for contractors
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This thesis explores the implementation of corporate entrepreneurship (CE) to support contractors’ business success based on the experiences of contractors in Indonesia. Furthermore, an assessment model was developed to determine the capability of contractors to implement CE; thereby providing a foundation for contractors to develop appropriate corporate strategies to move from their existing level to their target level. An exploratory research strategy was used to investigate the implementation of CE by contractors. Semi-structured interviews of top managers of contractors in Indonesia have been conducted to explore the experiences of contractors to implement CE. The data was analysed using inductive thematic analysis. A coding process has been carried out to generate themes that will be considered as key factors of CE for contractors. NVivo 10 software has been used to carry out the coding process. Twenty one key factors of CE for contractors were identified. These key factors are categorised into five dimensions of CE: autonomy, competitive aggressiveness, innovativeness, proactiveness and risk taking that have been adopted to explore the implementation of CE in contractors. Furthermore, a Corporate Entrepreneurship Capability Model (CECM) has been developed based on the concept of the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) to assess the capability level of contractors to implement CE. The expert review approach has been adopted to justify the quality of the CECM. This model was reviewed by ten academics from universities in Indonesia. Then case studies were carried out on three contractors in Indonesia to assess the practical application of the CECM. This study expands the boundaries of construction management and entrepreneurship theories for new areas of research and opens broad opportunities for further study. The study also offers contractors a reference to implement CE as well as a tool to assess their entrepreneurial orientation in order to have a foundation from which to develop a strategy that supports their business success.