International Entrepreneurship: The Pursuit of Entrepreneurial Opportunities Across National Borders

12 Pages Posted: 7 May 2018

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A. Reuber

University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management

Gary Knight

Atkinson Graduate School of Management

Peter Liesch

University of Queensland - Business School

Lianxi Zhou

Brock University

Date Written: April 2018

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

Suggested Citation

Reuber, A. and Knight, Gary and Liesch, Peter and Zhou, Lianxi, International Entrepreneurship: The Pursuit of Entrepreneurial Opportunities Across National Borders (April 2018). Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 49, Issue 4, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3174286 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41267-018-0149-5

A. Reuber (Contact Author)

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Gary Knight

Atkinson Graduate School of Management ( email )

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Peter Liesch

University of Queensland - Business School ( email )

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Australia

Lianxi Zhou

Brock University ( email )

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St. Catherines, Ontario L2S 3A1
Canada

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