ORIENTATION : Sustainable corporate entrepreneurship, which is achieved through entrepreneurial
actions, has become a useful strategy for enhancing organisational performance. However,
there seems to be no psychometrically sound and valid measurement instrument for such
RESEARCH PURPOSE : The study aimed at addressing this issue by proposing and empirically
assessing a measurement instrument for entrepreneurial actions to determine its validity and
MOTIVATION FOR THE STUDY : Since entrepreneurial actions have been identified as an
essential vehicle for translating management’s entrepreneurial intentions into meaningful
organisational achievements, a measurement instrument for entrepreneurial actions with
acceptable psychometric attributes would greatly benefit the field of sustainable corporate
RESEARCH DESIGN, APPROACH AND METHOD : The study used data from Zambia with a sample
of 646 managers from organisations in eight different economic sectors. Zambia was chosen
for the study because such a study was never undertaken in the country thereby making a
valuable contribution to the country’s body of entrepreneurship knowledge. Data analysis
and measurement were mainly conducted using Confirmatory Factor Analysis.
MAIN FINDINGS : The study findings indicated that the postulated four-item measurement
instrument was relatively stable and psychometrically sound with acceptable content and
PRACTICAL/MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS : The study findings amplified the role of managers in
instigating entrepreneurship within established organisations through their entrepreneurial
actions for the purposes of ensuring achievement of sustainable corporate entrepreneurship and sustained performance.
CONTRIBUTION/VALUE-ADD : The findings of this study contributed immensely to the literature on
sustainable corporate entrepreneurship useful for research and teaching.