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International entrepreneurship: The pursuit of entrepreneurial opportunities across national borders

A. Rebecca Reuber (), Gary A. Knight, Peter W. Liesch and Lianxi Zhou
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A. Rebecca Reuber: University of Toronto
Gary A. Knight: Willamette University
Peter W. Liesch: University of Queensland
Lianxi Zhou: Brock University

Journal of International Business Studies, 2018, vol. 49, issue 4, 395-406

Abstract: Abstract In this editorial for the Special Issue on International Entrepreneurship, we inter-relate key concepts about the pursuit of opportunities from the entrepreneurship and international business literatures. In doing so, we consider the assessment of opportunities as an individual-level cognitive activity, the construction of opportunity as a firm-level innovative activity and the shaping of opportunity as an institutional-level structuring activity. We then extend the discussion to explore the notion of a distributed, global ecosystem of opportunities and opportunity seekers, which we believe may provide a platform for valuable future research.

Keywords: born global; ecosystem; entrepreneurship; foreign market entry; international entrepreneurship; international new venture; internationalization; internationalization theories and foreign market entry; opportunity; platform (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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