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Managers Give Views on Entrepreneurship in Global Survey

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Managers Give Views on Entrepreneurship in Global Survey

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Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Environment, an international survey of senior executives and managers by global business consultancy, McKinney Rogers, makes worrying reading for European business leaders, with evidence of a more entrepreneurial generation hot on their heels, particularly from emerging markets, which are embracing a more entrepreneurial approach to business.

Entrepreneurs also need to take heed as the research showed that they may not be as unique as once thought, with a majority of respondents believing that entrepreneurship is not an innate gift and can be developed.

Entrepreneurship has featured heavily in the media recently, but McKinney Rogers wanted to know how transferable these skills were in a corporate environment as the nature of business constantly evolves, so they commissioned this international survey exploring entrepreneurship in the corporate environment. It was conducted amongst CEOs and senior managers of some of the worlds largest organisations in the UK, the USA, Africa, the Asia Pacific region, and in countries across Europe.

Whilst an encouraging two-thirds of respondents (69%) believe that in today's business environment, it is important for large organisations to develop a core competence of entrepreneurship, the emergence of a more entrepreneurial spirit in the boardroom is noticeably different in Europe from some other countries. …

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