Definition of intrapreneur in English:

intrapreneur

Syllabification: in·tra·pre·neur
Pronunciation: /ˌintrəprəˈnər, -ˈno͝or
 
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noun

A manager within a company who promotes innovative product development and marketing.
More example sentences
  • The power in Tokyo rests with the restless, the young people of the streets creating art and music, and intrapreneurs developing new consumer products and services.
  • There is the public sector and intrapreneurs within private companies.
  • Can they use these managers to replace intrapreneurs who have departed, or will the CEOs have to continue raiding for scarce talent?

Origin

1970s (originally US): from intra- 'within' + a shortened form of entrepreneur.

Derivatives

intrapreneurial

adjective
More example sentences
  • But in order for it to be truly an intrapreneurial opportunity, it has to be a product or service that's different from the company's traditional business.
  • At the TEC program, he specialized in technology management, including entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial venture activities.
  • Looking out over the next five years, it is impossible to forecast how acute the need for intrapreneurial talent will be.

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