The175thYunshan Academic Salon：WorkContest Specialization,IndividualExperience Diversity and Corporate Venturing in ALarge and Established Firm
Speakers: XuHan(The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania)
Time: 15:00-17:00,13 June 2017, Tuesday
Venue: MeetingRoom 304 Guangdong Institute for International Strategies
Abstract：Commonwisdom holds that the high degree of specialization among individuals in largeand mature firms enhances operational efficiency but stifles individuals’entrepreneurial initiatives. Yet, it remains unclear how firms could resolvethe paradox between specialization and entrepreneurship. Drawing on theories ofentrepreneurship and innovation in large organizations, Xu Han developed amulti-level perspective and suggested that individuals could accumulate diverseintra-firm experiences, which allowed them to overcome the constraints forentrepreneurial initiatives in their work context or even leverage their workcontext for entrepreneurial activities.