Perceived Effect of Organizational Culture on Corporate Entrepreneurship in Tarda
Kahehu, Catherine N.
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Corporate entrepreneurship has been recognized by academics and practitioners as a vital tool in increasing the performance levels of organization. Organizations that were traditionally not recognized as being entrepreneurial are now required to lean towards corporate entrepreneurship for survival hence creation of an adequate organizational culture is a vital element of corporate entrepreneurship. Since formation of TARDA, Government policies have changed and institutions with duplicated mandates have been formed. TARDA also lost its rich asset base to other Government corporations prompting the organization to explore other sources of funding including internal revenue generation and resource mobilization as funding from the exchequer is never enough. Given the vast resources that the organization has, experience in design and implementation, extensive resource data and multi-disciplinary workforce, the Authority engage in corporate entrepreneurship to ensure its goals are achieved. However, as highlighted in TARDA strategic plan (2014-19) the Authority has some challenges such as; - poor communication, disengaged workforce, diminutive staff training and incoherent job descriptions. The overall objective of this study was to assess the perceived effect of organizational culture on corporate entrepreneurship in TARDA. The research design was descriptive research design. The target population was 368 employees in TARDA composing of top management, middle management and staffs. The sample size was 184 employees in TARDA composing of top management, middle management and staffs who were selected using stratified sampling. Primary data was acquired by use of self-administered questionnaires. To improve accuracy, raw data obtained was scrutinized, coded, organized and edited. For analysis, statistical package for social sciences was used to produce graphs and tables presented in descriptive statistics such as frequencies, percentages, means and standard deviation. Inferential statistics was used for both correlation and regression analysis. The study found that involvement, consistency, adaptability, mission and vision have a positive and significant relationship with corporate entrepreneurship of TARDA. The study concluded that most problems in an organization often arise because most employees do not have the skills necessary to do the job. Encouraging cooperation across different parts of the organization helps in improving corporate entrepreneurship. The study recommends that the management of organization should ensure their employees are highly involved with their work. Managers should also involve employees in decision making. In addition, every relevant information in an organization should be shared widely so that everyone can get the information he or she needs when it’s needed. Cooperation across different parts of the organization should also be highly encouraged. This will help in improving corporate entrepreneurship in an organization.
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