After listening to papers presented on the concept of entrepreneurial orientation and on determinants of corporate entrepreneurship, I believe I see something I would love to research in the future. First, I would love to continue those areas of research with the imminent professors involved in them. I can see how courses could be developed, based on that research, to teach undergraduates, graduates, and executives how to develop these tendencies within themselves and put them to use in their lives.
Now, for anyone interested, here's what entrepreneurial orientation entails: a tendency for an individual, group, or firm to seek out opportunities and to cultivate those they wish to. It does not only mean new venture creation or even new product creation. It could be as simple as process improvement (such as a file clerk developing an improved filing system for data storage and retrieval). The point is to foster the desire to look for improvements in the individual, group, firm, industry, or even world.
By researching what helps develop those tendencies, identifying the important elements, then it can be possible to help spread the idea of EO.
I for one am fascinated.