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Handbook of Research on International Entrepreneurship

Handbook of Research on International Entrepreneurship

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Edited by Léo-Paul Dana

This unique reference book provides an array of diverse perspectives on international entrepreneurship, a new and emerging field of research that blends concepts and methodologies from more traditional social sciences. The Handbook includes chapters written by top researchers of economics and sociology, as well as academic leaders in the fields of entrepreneurship and international business. State-of-the-art contributions provide up-to-date literature reviews, making this book essential for the researcher of entrepreneurship and the internationalisation of entrepreneurs.

Chapter 40: Emerging Research Issues in International Entrepreneurship

Shaker A. Zahra, Peggy Cloninger, Ji Feng Yu and Youngjun Choi

Subjects: business and management, entrepreneurship

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Shaker A. Zahra, Peggy Cloninger, Ji Feng Yu and Youngjun Choi Research on international entrepreneurship (IE) has drawn worldwide attention.* This chapter identifies six emerging areas in IE research, examines the progress in research on each to date, and outlines the theoretical and empirical foundations of this research. The chapter also identifies issues that require attention in future research and the methodological innovations necessary to address them. The discussion highlights bountiful opportunities for interesting and insightful IE research. The study of IE has grown rapidly over the past decade, reflecting the increasing globalization of business activities and the rising importance of entrepreneurship in gaining a competitive advantage in global markets. While the growth of this scholarship has been a welcome development, IE research has taken different directions and past findings have been noncumulative (Zahra and George, 2002). Therefore it is important to assess the progress made to date and to outline effective strategies to improve future research. One way to achieve this purpose is to focus on key emerging research issues, establish their theoretical relevance and propose an effective research strategy to pursue them. This chapter presents such an effort, hoping to give future research greater focus and to improve the quality of its findings. The six issues covered in this chapter are the effect of mode of entry on learning and subsequent organizational performance; the effect of industry characteristics on new ventures’ internationalization; internationalization of service industries; conducting comparative IE...

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