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Broadening the concept of international entrepreneurship: 'Consumers as International Entrepreneurs'

Published on Jul 1, 2010in Journal of World Business
· DOI :10.1016/j.jwb.2009.09.006
Yanto Chandra12
Estimated H-index: 12
(UvA: University of Amsterdam),
Nicole Coviello30
Estimated H-index: 30
(WLU: Wilfrid Laurier University)
Abstract
We integrate theories from international business, entrepreneurship, innovation, marketing and network economics to develop a four-part typology of ‘consumers as international entrepreneurs’. This broadens the concept of international entrepreneurship and complements the firm-level focus customary in research on international new ventures and entrepreneurs within those ventures. We develop our arguments in the context of the new economy and discuss areas for investigation in this emerging area of inquiry.
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