CaruanaMorrisVella1998JSBM

Centralization and formalization represent two key aspects of organizational structure whose effect on corporate entrepreneurship is explored in this study. Hypotheses linking these two constructs with entrepreneurial behavior are formulated. The effect of company size on entrepreneurial behavior is also considered. Findings are reported from a survey of export manufacturing firms from Malta. The results show that increased centralization limits entrepreneurial behavior. They also indicate that entrepreneurial behavior may be higher under conditions of increased formality. The implications of the findings for management actions are discussed.

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