• Z. Wenjun Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin, Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • S.V. Panikarova Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin, Yekaterinburg, Russia


Cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset is essential for improving both organizational performance and labor efficacy in modern economic systems marked by a focus on innovation and competition driven by customer demand. By evaluating employees' alignment with the entrepreneurial mindset, the current study aims to investigate the impact of different demographic groups on the development of intrapreneurial conduct, which includes strategic renewal behavior and venture creating behavior. The dataset comprises responses from 261 individuals employed in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in China. We employed hierarchical and grouping regression methodologies using SPSS 26.0 to scrutinize the hypotheses posited in our study. The outcomes underscore a substantial positive association between the entrepreneurial mindset and employees' intrapreneurial engagements. Furthermore, income level and gender emerged as moderators in the nexus between an employee's entrepreneurial mindset and their intrapreneurial activities. Specifically, this connection exhibited greater potency among male employees and those with lower income levels within the organizations. Recognizing and addressing these variations empowers organizations to effectively motivate their diverse workforce, thus fostering innovation and bolstering their competitive standing. Additionally, this study acknowledges its limitations and proposes directions for future research.

Keywords: demographic differences, entrepreneurial mindset, intrapreneurship, strategical renewal behavior, venture creating behavior


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About the Authors

Zuo Wenjun, Graduate Student, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin, Yekaterinburg, Russia. E-mail: ORCID 0009-0007-0429-0593. ResearcherID HTP-1429-2023

Svetlana V. Panikarova – Dr. Sci. (Economics), Docent; Professor, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin, Yekaterinburg, Russia. E-mail: SPIN РИНЦ 2665-2208. ORCID 0000-0003-4754-2213. Scopus Author ID 56695219800

For citation: Wenjun Z., Panikarova S.V. Intrapreneutial Behavior in Employees: Influence of Entrepreneurial Mindset and Demographics // BENEFICIUM. 2023. Vol. 4(49). Pp. 100-108. DOI: 10.34680/BENEFICIUM.2023.4(49).100-108


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