JABR Volume XI


Examining the effects of the antecedents of the theory of planned behavior on intrapreneurial intention and the moderating role of perceived organizational support


Princewill Osaro Omorogiuwa
Junior Researcher, Swiss Business School, Flughafenstrasse 3,8302 Kloten-Zurich, Switzerland
Professor of Practice, Hult International Business School, London Campus


Academic scholarship over the last five decades has produced many empirical studies on the factors that affect entrepreneurship. Intrapreneurship research, however, lags in volume and domain specificity. Drawing on the “Theory of Planned Behavior” (TPB) and organizational support theory, this study aims to fill this research gap by investigating the antecedents of planned behavior theory and the moderating role of perceived organizational support. Quantitative data were collected using structured questionnaires in Accra, Ghana. Structural equation modeling was used to test the study’s hypotheses using SmartPLS 4. Findings from the research confirmed the validity of the Theory of Planned Behavior in predicting intrapreneurial intention. Perceived organizational support also had significant moderating effects. The practical implications of the study highlight the risk of normalizing business as usual and the importance of the role of supervisors and managers in encouraging intrapreneurship in organizations, as well as the need for training support and reward. This study is notable, being the first to investigate the moderating effect of perceived organizational support on the relationship between the antecedents of the Theory of Planned Behavior and intrapreneurial intention. In addition, it is also the first to investigate these relationships in a Ghanaian context.


Intrapreneurship, intrapreneurial intention, theory of planned Behavior, perceived organizational support, attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control.