Driving Innovation In The Workplace: The Case of the Entrepreneurial Engineer.

Nigel Culkin, Craig Jones

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


The main aim of this paper is to understand what motivates engineers to innovate in multinational corporations. It is based on a single case study within a product development unit of a multinational automotive company in the UK. The research is exploratory in nature and seeks to provide insights into what motivates certain employees to act entrepreneurially in a large rules-based operation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Institute of Small Business & Entrepreneurship
EditorsRobert Edwards
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherInstitute of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (ISBE)
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInstitute of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (ISBE) - TIC Building , Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Nov 201511 Nov 2015


ConferenceInstitute of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (ISBE)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Intrapreneurship
  • Networks
  • Self-efficacy
  • Innovation


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