The international social entrepreneur

Authored by: R. Scott Marshall , Jude Lieberman , Michelle Pagès

The Routledge Companion to International Entrepreneurship

Print publication date:  December  2014
Online publication date:  December  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415829199
eBook ISBN: 9780203517161
Adobe ISBN: 9781134096398

10.4324/9780203517161.ch5

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Abstract

Since McDougall (1989) published her seminal article distinguishing domestic and international entrepreneurship, academic scholars have significantly advanced our understanding of international entrepreneurship (e.g. Acs et al., 2003; Giamartino et al., 1993; Oviatt and McDougall, 1994, 1999, 2005). These scholars have employed numerous theoretical frames – including resource-based theory, institutional theory, and network theory – to define what international entrepreneurship is (and is not) (Oviatt andMcDougall, 2005), how entrepreneurs effectively activate international operations (McDonald et al., 2003) and the organizational attributes that enhance international entrepreneurship (Dimitratos et al., 2012).

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