Intra-Organisational Competition Between Employees Effecting Entrepreneurial Intention for Further Business Growth


  • Harsh Chauhan University of Latvia
  • Henrijs Kalkis University of Latvia
  • Prof. Dr. Arnis Sauka Stockholm School of Economics in Riga



Intra-organisational Competition, Entrepreneurial Intention, Continued Entrepreneurship, Perceived need and Growth


The rationale behind the chosen title reflects the importance of intra-organisational competition within an organisation between employees, it encourages entrepreneurs to perceive entrepreneurial intentions for further business expansion in relation to need, opportunity and motivation associated with continued entrepreneurship. The Entrepreneurial point of view recognises the contribution made by employees and the spirit of competitiveness ‘to outperform each other’ in terms of productivity and work behaviour. This article highlights the significance of intra-organisational competition on entrepreneurial intentions having a profound effect on the decision making for business growth. Entrepreneurial intentions has been viewed from the intra-organisational competition’s perspective. Previous researches concentrated more on defining entrepreneurship in terms of business feasibility and commercial resource availability. This article emphasises human capital and its behavioural aspect for supporting further business expansion. The Internal social comparison can affect organisational growth, by bridging the literatures of the intra-organisational competition and entrepreneurial intention a proposed framework has been developed. The topic establishes the co-relation between intra-organisational competition and entrepreneurial intentions for continued entrepreneurship. Systematic literature review has been carried out along with the identification of relevant methodology for collecting articles from recognised scientific databases. The conceptual framework is based on the model of entrepreneurship proposed by Davidson, 1991 with major emphasis on Baumann et al. 2018 intra-organisational competition moderated by size, age and experience followed by work behaviour and performance of employees within an organisation. The article found out the relativity between the key factors influencing continued entrepreneurship.

  1. The intra-organisational competition between employees.
  2. Perceived needs, opportunity and motivation for growth.
  3. Overall impact of associated variables on entrepreneurial intentions.

Addressing the competitive spirit of behavioural aspect in consideration to the level and consistency of intra-organisational competition among employees in organisation have motivated entrepreneurs to strive for continued entrepreneurship. The potential factor such as work behaviour, individual contribution and performance can facilitate growth. However, the age and experience of employees plays a pivotal role in continued entrepreneurship. But for instance, in existing business the size of the organization might affect the continued process of entrepreneurial growth. The research is based on the proposed conceptual model and considered few variables associated with entrepreneurial intentions such as perceived need, motivation and opportunity. The theoretical framework considered intra-organisational competition among employees as an internal factor for organization’s growth. The research has excluded other factors of entrepreneurship such as entrepreneurial ability, competencies, mindset, skills, traits etc.

Author Biography

Harsh Chauhan, University of Latvia




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How to Cite

Chauhan, H., Kalkis, H., & Sauka , A. (2022). Intra-Organisational Competition Between Employees Effecting Entrepreneurial Intention for Further Business Growth. Humanities and Social Sciences Latvia, 30(1, 2), 38–51.