Networking and Virtuality in Entrepreneurial Organisations in the Age of Countries without Borders

  • Jurga Duobiene Kaunas University of Technology
  • Kestutis Duoba Kaunas University of Technology
  • Vilmante Kumpikaite-Valiuniene Kaunas University of Technology
  • Ineta Zickute Kaunas University of Technology
Keywords: entrepreneurial organisations, networking, virtual workplace, job autonomy, job complexity, multitasking, Lithuania

Abstract

Entrepreneurial organisations continuously search for innovations and innovative ways of doing business that provide a competitive advantage in the market. In the age of countries without borders and free movement of people organisations in Eastern Europe deal with the lack of high quality labour force caused by migration that force to seek alternative ways of managing work and workplace. The paper analyses networking, virtual workplace and other characteristics of job design in entrepreneurial organisations.

Results of the research in Lithuanian organisations show positive correlations between corporate entrepreneurship, networking at the workplace, and virtual workplace. Moreover, more and less entrepreneurial organisations differ in job complexity. No significant correlation between corporate entrepreneurship and two other characteristics of job design, i.e. multitasking and job autonomy, was found, hoewever, they have relationshis with virtual workplace as well as networking or job complexity.

Current results suggest further researches on job design in the field of entrepreneurship and call organisations to use virtual workplace and networking design at the workplace.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ee.26.5.13145

Author Biographies

Jurga Duobiene, Kaunas University of Technology
Phd, Lecturer at KTU School of Economics and Business, Department of Management
Kestutis Duoba, Kaunas University of Technology
PhD, Associate Professor at KTU School of Economics and Business, Department of Management
Vilmante Kumpikaite-Valiuniene, Kaunas University of Technology
PhD, Professor at KTU School of Economics and Business, Department of Management
Ineta Zickute, Kaunas University of Technology
PhD Student, Assitant Professor at KTU School of Economics and Business, Department of Management
Published
2015-12-23
Section
WORK HUMANISM