Maja Rožman – University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business, Slovenia

Katja Crnogaj – University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business, Slovenia


4th International Scientific Conference – EMAN 2020 – Economics and Management: How to Cope With Disrupted Times, Online/Virtual, September 3, 2020, SELECTED PAPERS published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia; ISBN 978-86-80194-31-8, ISSN 2683-4510


The main objective of this paper is to analyze the employee intrapreneurship and work engagement
in the case of companies in Slovenia. Structural equation modelling has been proven to be
useful in exploring the links between these five constructs. The main survey involved 50 companies in
Slovenia, and from each company, up to 15 employees participated in our research. Thus, 637 employees
responded to the questionnaire. The results show that employee satisfaction, employee motivation
and leadership have a positive effect on the employee intrapreneurship and work engagement. The
results also show that the employee intrapreneurship and work engagement have a positive effect on
employee innovation. By giving employees the right tools, resources, support, and recognition at the
workplace, it is easy to create the culture of intrapreneurship. It makes for happy, satisfied, motivated,
engaged employees that are more innovative and make businesses more productive. Intrapreneurship
can lend itself to new products, services or even processes.


Employee intrapreneurship, Work engagement, Innovativeness, Structural equation modelling.


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