SDEIS Professor Joseph Cabral Co-authored an Article Accepted for Publication by Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal

October 7, 2020

Joseph Cabral
Joseph Cabral

BATON ROUGE- Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship and Information Systems assistant professor Joseph Cabral recently co-authored an article accepted for publication by the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.

“The Impact of Managerial Job Security on Corporate Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Corporate Venture Capital Programs,” was co-authored by Cabral, Bill Francis (professor of management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), and M.V. Shyam Kumar (associate professor of management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

In this study, the authors state that entrepreneurial activity often involves identifying opportunities that the rest of the marketplace overlooks. While this risk-taking is celebrated as part of entrepreneurial folklore, in pragmatic terms, for managers of public organizations, it requires going against the prevailing wisdom of important stakeholders. Since stakeholders can hold considerable influence over top managers' employment, managers may avoid innovation if they feel experimentation and/or failure could cost them their jobs. This study demonstrates that when top managers have more job security, they are more likely to experiment with new organizational forms and structures by establishing Corporate Venture Capital units. Also, the study demonstrates that job security not only impacts the amount of risk taken within existing operations, but also the willingness to experiment with novel ideas and activities.

The full study is available online here: .

The Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (SEJ) is a research journal that publishes original work recommended by a developmental, double-blind review process conducted by peer scholars.

Strategic entrepreneurship involves innovation and subsequent changes which add value to society, and which change societal life in ways that have significant, sustainable, and durable consequences. The SEJ is international in scope and acknowledges theory- and evidence-based research conducted and/or applied in all regions of the world. It is devoted to content and quality standards based on scientific method, relevant theory, tested or testable propositions, and appropriate data and evidence, all replicable by others, and all representing original contributions.

The SEJ values contributions which lead to improved practice of managing organizations as they deal with the entrepreneurial process involving imagination, insight, invention, and innovation and the inevitable changes and transformations that result and benefit society.


About the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship and Information Systems

The Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship and Information Systems at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business combines teaching and research to create a rich learning experience for its students. Relationships with industry and state agencies enable the department to assist organizations with issues related to entrepreneurship, information systems, analytics and business intelligence, as well as innovation and technological change, and offer enhanced career opportunities for its graduates. Collaborative research efforts of its diverse faculty have resulted in major grants from the National Science Foundation and the state of Louisiana. For more information, visit


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