The internationalization of entrepreneurship

Published on Jan 1, 2005in Journal of International Business Studies7.72
· DOI :10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400119
Benjamin M. Oviatt18
Estimated H-index: 18
(J. Mack Robinson College of Business),
Patricia P. McDougall33
Estimated H-index: 33
(IU: Indiana University Bloomington)
Our article that has been awarded the 2004 Journal of International Business Studies Decade Award, ‘Toward a Theory of International New Ventures’, represents an integration of international business, entrepreneurship, and strategic management scholarship. This retrospective article explains the intellectual and personal origins of the work. In addition, it highlights the definitions of ‘international new ventures’ and ‘international entrepreneurship’. Finally, in response to recent concerns about the importance of international business scholarship, the research discussed here stands as an example of the successful exportation of international business scholarship into adjacent disciplines.
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Published on Mar 1, 2004in Journal of International Business Studies7.72
Gary Knight28
Estimated H-index: 28
(FSU: Florida State University),
S.Tamar Cavusgil2
Estimated H-index: 2
(MSU: Michigan State University)
We investigate born-global firms as early adopters of internationalization – that is, companies that expand into foreign markets and exhibit international business prowess and superior performance, from or near their founding. Our explication highlights the critical role of innovative culture, as well as knowledge and capabilities, in this unique breed of international, entrepreneurial firm. Case studies are analyzed to better understand the early internationalization phenomenon and reveal key o...
Published on Mar 1, 2004in Journal of International Business Studies7.72
Mike W. Peng60
Estimated H-index: 60
(Max M. Fisher College of Business)
Buckley (2002) argues that the international business (IB) research agenda may be running out of steam, because no big research question has currently been identified. Buckley also asks whether the field needs a big question, and if so challenges IB scholars to discover it. Buckley and Ghauri (2004) elaborate on the third question of globalization discussed in Buckley (2002) as a possible candidate for the big question. In response, this article is written to take up Buckley's challenge and also...
Published on Jun 1, 2002in Journal of International Business Studies7.72
Peter J. Buckley57
Estimated H-index: 57
(University of Leeds)
This research note challenges international business researchers to think of their future work in terms of the past achievements of their discipline. It identifies three key research areas corresponding to attempts to tackle crucial empirical questions: the explanation of foreign direct investment, the multinational firm and the globalization of business. It ends by considering the future research agenda.
Published on Feb 1, 2001in Academy of Management Journal7.19
Rodney C. Shrader10
Estimated H-index: 10
(UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)
This study employed transaction cost theory to explore factors moderating the relationship between collaboration and performance in foreign markets among a sample of international new ventures. Results indicated that RD however they were not significantly related to the use or nonuse of collaboration. Besides enhancing understanding of international new ventures, these results provide advances in understanding the relationship between collaboration and firm performance that may also motivate fut...
Published on Dec 1, 2000in Academy of Management Journal7.19
Rodney C. Shrader10
Estimated H-index: 10
(UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago),
Benjamin M. Oviatt18
Estimated H-index: 18
(GSU: Georgia State University),
Patricia P. McDougall33
Estimated H-index: 33
(IU: Indiana University)
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development predicts that the internationalization of businesses will accelerate in the 21st century. Our study examined how the risks of accelerated internationalization may be managed in 212 foreign market entries by 87 new ventures based in the United States. Findings suggested that ventures managed strategic international risks by exploiting simultaneous trade-offs among foreign revenue exposure, country risk, and entry mode commitment in each c...
Published on May 1, 1995in Academy of Management Perspectives3.86
Benjamin M. Oviatt18
Estimated H-index: 18
Patricia P. McDougall33
Estimated H-index: 33
Executive Overview If the mouse connected to your personal computer is made by Logitech, Inc.—and there's a good chance it is—then you're plugged into the growing phenomenon of global start-ups. Most people expect new ventures to begin domestically and for their international operations to evolve slowly, but global start-ups are international at inception. Logitech was founded in 1982 by a Swiss and two Italians who had global aspirations from the beginning. The venture was headquartered in both...
Published on Dec 1, 1994in Journal of International Business Studies7.72
Richard W. Wright16
Estimated H-index: 16
(McGill University),
David A. Ricks18
Estimated H-index: 18
(ASU: Arizona State University)
International business (IB) research has made enormous strides in the quarter century since JIBS was inaugurated. This article reflects upon the development of IB research during that period. It first reviews the findings and recommendations of a comprehensive survey of the embryonic field of IB research, conducted twenty-five years ago. Several early trends identified then are discussed: the astonishing acceleration in the pace of IB research; the broadening of research activity across a greate...
Published on Nov 1, 1994in Journal of Business Venturing6.33
Patricia P. McDougall33
Estimated H-index: 33
(Georgia Institute of Technology),
Scott Shane65
Estimated H-index: 65
(Georgia Institute of Technology),
Benjamin M. Oviatt18
Estimated H-index: 18
(GSU: Georgia State University)
Examines the formation process of international new ventures (INVs)--i.e., firms that are international from the time of their formation. It is discovered that none of the existing theories from the field of international business explain the formation process because they focus on firm-level analysis of large, mature firms. An alternative formation process for international startups is proposed that identifies the specific characteristics of entrepreneurs and their social network of business al...
Published on Jun 1, 1991in Administrative Science Quarterly8.02
Oliver E. Williamson70
Estimated H-index: 70
Oliver E. Williamson University of California, Berkeley This paper combines institutional economics with aspects of contract law and organization theory to identify and explicate the key differences that distinguish three generic forms of economic organization-market, hybrid, and hierarchy. The analysis shows that the three generic forms are distinguished by different coordinating and control mechanisms and by different abilities to adapt to disturbances. Also, each generic form is supported and...
Published on Jan 1, 1994in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice6.19
Patricia P. McDougall33
Estimated H-index: 33
Benjamin M. Oviatt18
Estimated H-index: 18
+ 1 AuthorsMark Simon12
Estimated H-index: 12
Cited By250
Published on Mar 4, 2019
Samaneh Saghebi (IAU: Islamic Azad University), Abolfazl Alizadeh + 1 AuthorsTahmineh Habibisenobari
International entrepreneurship literature has been taken into account by researchers since the late 1980s, and they have investigated how entrepreneurs behave according to different aspects, how some of them succeed in international markets, and others fail to continue. Therefore, the present research investigated the entrepreneurial behavior as well as relationships of managers’ entrepreneurial perception and the internationalization speed (IS) in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The ...
Published on 2019in Journal of Business Venturing6.33
Joern Hoppmann4
Estimated H-index: 4
(ETH Zurich),
Ben Vermeer (ETH Zurich)
Abstract We investigate whether and when institutional spillovers, i.e., institutional effects across national borders, drive domestic entrepreneurial activity. Drawing on data on venture capital (VC) investments in the solar photovoltaic industry, we provide evidence for institutional spillovers and demonstrate that they are moderated by the presence of domestic institutions and the institutional distance between domestic and foreign policy schemes. By showing that domestic institutions not onl...
Published on Jan 22, 2018in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice6.19
Jana Schmutzler2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Universidad del Norte, Colombia),
Veneta Andonova6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Los Andes),
Luis Diaz-Serrano15
Estimated H-index: 15
We study how the proximate and distal sociocultural environments affect the well-established relationship between entrepreneurial self-efficacy and entrepreneurial intentions. We focus on the institutional individualism–collectivism orientation of nations and the presence of nascent entrepreneurs as moderators of this relationship to account for the multilayered nature of the context. We observe that for individuals with entrepreneurial self-efficacy the positive effect of knowing nascent entrep...
Previous research has emphasized the importance of entrepreneurial characteristics for international entrepreneurship, hence the application of concepts such as entrepreneurial orientation and global mindset to the study of entrepreneurial internationalization tendencies (EIT). However, literature does not adequately address how EIT differ between countries or manifest in fragile country settings. We address this gap through a quantitative study to investigate EIT in two national settings that l...
Published on Jul 1, 2019in Journal of International Management2.83
Fernanda Ribeiro Cahen3
Estimated H-index: 3
Felipe Mendes Borini8
Estimated H-index: 8
(USP: University of São Paulo)
Abstract This article evaluates which specific capabilities of a firm enable its internationalization process, with an emphasis on companies with exclusively digital products. The results provide an opportunity to examine the strength of earlier findings in International Entrepreneurship (IE) research, which has largely addressed high-tech ventures that export physical products. We reveal a set of intangible capabilities that are especially relevant to digital companies and their internationaliz...
We investigated the sense-making and contextual identity constructions of founder-CEOs of early and rapidly internationalized new ventures, seeking to gain new insights into individual-level international entrepreneurship and international entrepreneurial behavior. Via a constructivist study of 19 founder-CEOs’ life narratives, we explored how the formation of mental constructions—the narrative scripts—of the “self” as an actor derived from the founders’ episodic autobiographical memories, and f...
Published on Jun 3, 2019in The Multinational Business Review
Imtiaz Mostafiz (SHU: Sheffield Hallam University), Murali Sambasivan22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Taylors University),
See-Kwong Goh7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Taylors University)
Purpose This paper aims to investigate the antecedents and outcomes of international opportunity identification (IOI) in export-manufacturing firms. The fundamental question addressed in this research is: How does dynamic managerial capability (DMC) of entrepreneurs contribute to IOI and success of the firms? Design/methodology/approach The research model was tested through structural equation modeling among the readymade garment manufacturing firms in the least developed country, Bangladesh. A ...
Rubina Romanello2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Udine),
Maria Chiarvesio6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Udine)
The literature on early internationalization has evolved rapidly in the last few decades. Firms that achieve early and rapid internationalization have emerged as newcomers in the international arena. Disclosed in the late 1980s, international new ventures and born globals today are well known by academics, practitioners, and policymakers. However, the rapid evolution of literature on this topic has produced a considerable corpus of articles in just a few years, discouraging the realization of it...
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