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Current Issues in International Entrepreneurship

Edited by Hamid Etemad, Professor, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Canada, Tage Koed Madsen, Professor of International Marketing, Erik S. Rasmussen, Associate Professor of Marketing and Management and Per Servais, Associate Professor of Marketing, University of Southern Denmark
The young field of international entrepreneurship is rapidly expanding in scope and complexity, as increasingly more companies across the world compete to gain a larger global market share and attract consumers both at home and abroad. This book, the fifth volume in the McGill International Entrepreneurship series, brings together 29 scholars and practitioners to explore the contemporary issues, evolving relations and dynamic forces that are shaping the new emerging entrepreneurial system in international markets. It examines entrepreneurial efforts and relations in many firms embedded in and constrained by different national and corporate cultures of their own and offers expert recommendations for further research, better managerial practice and more effective public policy approaches.
Extent: 384 pp
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Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 978 1 78195 341 9
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
The young field of international entrepreneurship is rapidly expanding in scope and complexity, as increasingly more companies across the world compete to gain a larger global market share and attract consumers both at home and abroad. This book, the fifth volume in the McGill International Entrepreneurship series, brings together 29 scholars and practitioners to explore the contemporary issues, evolving relations and dynamic forces that are shaping the new emerging entrepreneurial system in international markets. It examines entrepreneurial efforts and relations in many firms embedded in and constrained by different national and corporate cultures of their own and offers expert recommendations for further research, better managerial practice and more effective public policy approaches.

The editors and contributors to this volume show how conventional theories of entrepreneurship and business do not fully address the challenges inherent in achieving and sustaining global competitiveness. Over the course of 11 research-based chapters, they detail rich frameworks and fresh solutions for navigating the complex and quickly evolving global business environment, providing insight into a number of current international entrepreneurship issues. These include high-growth and rapid internationalization, managerial leadership, born globals, the impact of networks, inter-organizational ties and knowledge intensity, and emerging markets regulations and requirements.

Students and professors of international entrepreneurship and business and management will find this book to be a fresh resource. It will also interest managers and strategists of globally minded companies, as well as policymakers working in government and other international organizations.
‘Entrepreneurship provides a deep insight into the complex world of international new ventures in different cultural and institutional settings. Having conducted most of my research and teaching in this field, I am impressed by the quality and depth of this book. It is not only interesting from an academic perspective but also from a practitioner perspective as well. This book explains and synthesizes the most relevant topics that every person involved in international business and entrepreneurship should take into consideration.’
– Christian Keen, VP Global Commerce Strategy, Stratekey Canal

‘This book is an important addition to the literature on International Entrepreneurship (IE). Edited by the founder of the McGill Conference series on IE and the hosts of the 14th annual conference, this collection challenges readers to push the boundaries of this emerging field and explore the implications of leadership, emerging economies, gender and family ownership for the internationalization of new ventures.’
– Rod B. McNaughton, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Contributors: S. Andersson, R. Ascúa, M.K. Baygy, B. Danko, U. Dornberger, A. Eghtesadi, H. Etemad, W. Gerstlberger, M.E. HajSamadi, D. Kabbara, H. Laurell, T.K. Madsen, T.A. Martin, T. Müllern, M.N.U. Nabi, W. Nowiński, E.S. Rasmussen, A. Rialp, G. Rosenbaum, W. Ruda, P. Servais, G. Shirokova, T. Tsukanova, T. Vissak, I. Wictor, P.-C. Wu, X. Zhang, M. Zolfaghari, A. Zucchella
Contents:

Introduction: The Emergence of International Entrepreneurship (IE) and its Agents – Selected Issues
Hamid Etemad, Tage Koed Madsen, Erik S. Rasmussen and Per Servais

PART I: INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: DEVELOPMENT, LEADERSHIP AND NETWORKS
1. Revisiting Aspects of Born Globals: Young Canadian SMEs Growing Rapidly and Becoming Born Globals
Hamid Etemad and Pi-Chu Wu

2. Leadership and Organization in Born Globals
Ingemar Wictor, Svante Andersson and Tomas Müllern

3. Social Networks and Inter-organizational Ties of Knowledge-Intensive Firms (KIFs)
Diala Kabbara and Antonella Zucchella

4. The Process of Commercializing a Medical Technology Innovation for an INV through International Trade Fairs: Combining a Network with a Practice View
Hélène Laurell

PART II: INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN EMERGING ECONOMIES
5. International Entrepreneurship from Emerging Economies: A Meta-analysis
Meysam Zolfaghari, Alex Rialp and Witold Nowiński

6. Internationalization of SMEs from Transition Economies: Institutional Perspectives
Galina Shirokova and Tatyana Tsukanova

7. Entrepreneurship and the Institutional Context: Dynamics of Development of the Locally Owned Generic Pharmaceutical Industry in Bangladesh
Md. Noor Un Nabi and Utz Dornberger

8. The Role of Key Foreign Employees in Successful Development: Do We Need a Wider Research Scope for Internationalization Studies?
Tiia Vissak and Xiaotian Zhang

PART III: INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: FAMILY, GENDER AND INDIVIDUAL MOTIVATIONS
9. The Role of Female- and Male-specific Traits in Entrepreneurial Activities
Maryam Khaleghy Baygy, Mohamad Ehsan HajSamadi and Ali Eghtesadi

10. Toward an Understanding of How Entrepreneurs Access and Use Networks/Social Capital to Internationalize: A Gender Perspective
Gitte Rosenbaum

11. Comparing Entrepreneurial Attributes and Internationalization Perceptions of Business Students in Germany Before and During the Economic Crisis
Benjamin Danko, Walter Ruda, Thomas A. Martin, Rubén Ascúa and Wolfgang Gerstlberger

12. Conclusion: International Entrepreneurship – Learning Points and Implications
Hamid Etemad, Tage Koed Madsen, Erik S. Rasmussen and Per Servais

Index