The impact of corporate entrepreneurial mentorship on employees resilience within corporate organisations in Gauteng

Molepo, Moshibudi
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Many corporate entrepreneurs find themselves constantly facing challenges within their organisation. As a result, many do not maximise their corporate entrepreneurial skills due to their working environment. Corporate entrepreneurial mentorship programmes in organisations may have the ability to assist individuals in becoming more resilient within the workspace and maximise their corporate entrepreneurial skills. Bandura’s social learning theory looks into how employees view their mentor’s knowledge transfer and observed behaviour within the workspace and how it impacts the individual’s resilience and corporate entrepreneurial growth within the organisation. The purpose of this study is to understand the impact that corporate entrepreneurial mentorship has on employee resilience in Gauteng province. The study looks into the impact that mentorship has on knowledge transfer and observed behaviour from the mentor to the mentee. A cross-sectional quantitative research approach was adopted. Data was collected through a self-administered questionnaire. Factor, regression and correlation analyses were conducted in obtaining results to the study. The study looked into two hypotheses being tested, and the results showed that corporate entrepreneurs who had mentors within their organisations are more likely to be resilient within the organisation. A positive correlation between both of the dependent constructs (knowledge transfer and observed behaviour) and employee resilience was found in the study. The study found that gender had a significant impact on employee resilience, while the other demographic variables showed non-significance to employee resilience
A research proposal submitted to the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management, University of the Witwatersrand, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Management in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation, 2021
Corporate entrepreneur, Mentorship, Bandura’s learning theory