Examining the innovation and intrapreneurship drivers: the case of Albania


  • Blendi Shima "Canadian Institute of Technology, Faculty of Economy, Department of Business Administration & IT,"
  • Enxhi Alicka Canadian Institute of Technology, Faculty of Economy, Business Administration Department




This study provides an analysis of the situation of Albanian companies in dealing with implementing innovative strategies and the internal work environment in relation to innovation support. Intrapreneurship has recently been introduced into economics and business strategies which is why this study is being conducted to evaluate how prepared are employees in Albanian companies to apply innovative ideas to improve the life of companies. The main aim is to investigate how active Albanian companies are with innovation and intrapreneurship aspects. This research paper analyses five different aspects that cover both intrapreneurship and innovation in companies in Albania, including top management support, work discretion/ autonomy, rewards/reinforcement, time availability, and organizational boundaries.


intrapreneurship, innovation, leadership, motivation, work environment.


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Author Biography

Blendi Shima, "Canadian Institute of Technology, Faculty of Economy, Department of Business Administration & IT,"

Dr. Blendi Shima is a lecturer at the Canadian In- stitute of Technology. Dr. Shima has a PhD and DBA in Business Administration from SMC Busi- ness School and the University of Central Nica- ragua. His research interest relates to business information systems, business strategies, inno- vation, and entrepreneurship. He is part of var- ious journal editorial boards, locally and inter- nationally, conference proceedings, and articles for scientific journals. In recognition of his work, he was awarded the “Best Researcher” award for the conference paper “Sustainable Development by Means of Community-Cantered Business Prac- tices: The Tourism Industry in Context” at the 11th International Scientific Conference of Busi- ness Faculty, “Aleksander Moisiu” University. He is a passionate observer of the entrepreneurial

spirit that makes idea innovations possible.


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How to Cite

Shima, B., & Alicka, E. (2023). Examining the innovation and intrapreneurship drivers: the case of Albania. CRJ, 1(1), 64–70. https://doi.org/10.59380/crj.v1i1.643