Current Issues in International Entrepreneurship
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Current Issues in International Entrepreneurship

Edited by Hamid Etemad, Tage Koed Madsen, Erik S. Rasmussen and Per Servais

The young field of international entrepreneurship is rapidly expanding in scope and complexity, as increasingly more companies across the world compete to gain a larger global market share and attract consumers both at home and abroad. This book, the fifth volume in the McGill International Entrepreneurship series, brings together 29 scholars and practitioners to explore the contemporary issues, evolving relations and dynamic forces that are shaping the new emerging entrepreneurial system in international markets. It examines entrepreneurial efforts and relations in many firms embedded in and constrained by different national and corporate cultures of their own and offers expert recommendations for further research, better managerial practice and more effective public policy approaches.
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Chapter 12: Conclusion: international entrepreneurship – learning points and implications

Hamid Etemad, Tage Koed Madsen, Erik S. Rasmussen and Per Servais


We hope the book has inspired the reader to reflect on important issues raised in the field of international entrepreneurship. Ever since it was identified as an academic field, the business environment has been constantly changing and research issues have also changed and will keep on changing in the future. The issues that have been raised in this book concerning growth, development, leadership, organization, networks and sales are all important topics to consider because managers have to align their decisions with the ever changing market conditions. Furthermore, the book has discussed the issues of international entrepreneurship in emerging markets, an area which appears to become even more important in the future. Finally, the importance of family, gender and individual motivations for the international development of firms have been examined. We briefly highlight some of the essential points of the chapters of the book in the three thematic parts, as follows.

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