The higher the trust, the more intrapreneurship


Niklas Elert and Mikael Stenkula, IFN, have studied how trust in society affects entrepreneurship among employees in existing companies, so-called intrapreneurship. They find that trust provides a higher degree of work autonomy in existing companies, which is a prerequisite for intrapreneurship to flourish. Trust also renders a more comprehensive welfare state. Because many benefits are often more advantageous to employees than to self-employed, it can lead to entrepreneurial individuals choosing to become intrapreneurs instead of independent entrepreneurs.

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