Inside the transnational entrepreneur

Authored by: Dave Crick , Shiv Chaudhry

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.ch6

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Abstract

The objective of this chapter is to develop researchers’ understanding of the term ‘transnational entrepreneur’ within the academic domain of international entrepreneurship and the wider international business literature. There is a growing body of knowledge involving ‘international entrepreneurship’ which McDougall and Oviatt (2000: 903) suggest is ‘a combination of innovative, proactive and risk-seeking behaviour that crosses national borders and is intended to create value in organisations’. International entrepreneurial strategies have been found to be influenced by a variety of issues such as the resources that are available, networks, and are also contingent on factors associated with environmental conditions plus the perceived associated risk (Calof and Beamish, 1995; Jones, 1999; Bell et al., 2004).

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