An introduction to the

Authored by: Stephanie A. Fernhaber , Shameen Prashantham

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


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It is an exciting time for the field of international entrepreneurship (IE). No longer a field in its infancy stage, but rather characterized by exponential growth, IE scholars are crossing new frontiers in terms of knowledge being created. Scholars today are grappling with increasingly varied and complex questions relating to the role of effectuation within IE (Sarasvathy et al., 2014; Schweizer et al., 2010), locational issues pertaining to both home and host markets (Acs and Terjesen, 2013; Fernhaber et al., 2008), the post-entry speed and behavior of internationalizing ventures (Prashantham and Young, 2011; Sleuwaegen and Onkelinx, 2014) and international social entrepreneurship (Zahra et al., 2014), to name just a few. Special issues on IE in journals such as Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice, the Journal of Business Venturing and European Business Review continue to be rolled out, seeking to push IE research to new heights. In addition to serving as a mechanism for greater knowledge accumulation and insight, the evolutionary stage of the IE field offers the opportunity to consciously reflect on how it is currently evolving and where we would like to see it go.

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