1st Edition

International Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets Contexts, Behaviours, and Successful Entry

Edited By Vahid Jafari-Sadeghi, Leo-Paul Dana Copyright 2023
    388 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    388 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    International Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets: Contexts, Behaviours, and Successful Entry aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of international entrepreneurship in emerging markets. This collection of prominent, context-based chapters focuses on entrepreneurial activities in SMEs and analyses a specific dimension of international entrepreneurship in countries belonging to emerging markets. In a constantly evolving international business context, economies can play a crucial role in the promotion and support of firms looking for expanding their market globally. As such, internationalisation, considered as among the most challenging strategies, can provide an opportunity for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) to seek for performance and growth. In this vein, although international business literature has prominently focused on developed countries, the contribution of emerging markets (EMs) has become as increasingly important contenders on the global scene. Emerging markets are known as growing fast economies, in which they provide an opportunity for SMEs to operate. Therefore, entrepreneurial firms, SMEs in particular, can take advantage of the context unique characteristics of emerging markets to successfully operate and grow not only in domestic but also in international markets. This book is essential reading for researchers, scholars, and practitioners seeking international entrepreneurial activities related to emerging markets.

    Introduction: Towards Entrepreneurial Internationalisation in Emerging Markets
    Vahid Jafari-Sadeghi and Léo-Paul Dana


    Chapter One: Emerging Markets and Multiple Sectors for Entrepreneurship: A Multidisciplinary and Multi-Stakeholder Analysis
    Paolo Pietro Biancone, Davide Calandra, Federico Lanzalonga, and Razieh Sadraei

    Chapter Two: International Entrepreneurial Marketing Drivers in Emerging Economies: An Individual-level Analysis
    Hasan Boudlaie, Mohammad Hosein Kenarroodi, and Sabihe Shamsi

    Chapter Three: Toward Sustainable Social Media-based International Entrepreneurship during the COVID-19 Pandemic. What Are the Challenges in an Emerging Country?
    AliAsghar Abbasi Kamardi, Amir Salimi, Sarah Motallebi, and Zeinab Khavari

    Chapter Four: Digital Platforms as Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Drivers of Born-Global SMEs in Emerging Economies
    Nigel Walton

    Chapter Five: Human Capital and Entrepreneurial Career Choice of Immigrants Originating from Emerging Economies: The Liability of Foreignness Perspective
    Shayegheh Ashourizadeh, Mehrzad Saeedikiya, Zeynab Aeeni, and Mahan Poorhosseinzadeh

    Chapter Six: International Entrepreneurship and the Role of Stakeholders: Ghanaian Firms’ Practices in Export Markets
    Gloria Sraha, Dave Crick, Revti Raman Sharma, and James M. Crick

    Chapter Seven: Women Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets: Entrepreneurial Intention for Internationalisation Opportunities
    Sundas Hussain

    Chapter Eight: Exploring Antecedents of International Entrepreneurship: Focus on Orientation Perspectives in South Africa
    Antony Itayi Jongwe and Godfrey Thabe Sono

    Chapter Nine: Entry Mode Decision in International Business: The Case of Moroccan SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Oumaima Chamchati and Mohamed Nabil El Mabrouki

    Chapter Ten: Knowledge Sharing and Achieving Competitive Advantage in International Environments: Case of Iranian Digital Startups
    Mehdi Tajpour, Aidin Salamzadeh, Veland Ramadani, Ramo Palalić, and Elahe Hosseini

    Chapter Eleven: Women Caregiverpreneur: A Silver Bullet for Global Ageing
    Shaista Noor,  Filzah Md Isa, and Mohar Yusof

    Chapter Twelve: The Influence of Organizational Capabilities on International Entrepreneurship Performance: The Mediating Role of Market Entry Mode
    Nima Garousi Mokhtarzadeh, Ismail Jafarpanah, and Hannan Amoozad Mahdiraji

    Chapter Thirteen: Exploring the critical challenges of immigrant-owned SMEs: An evidence of international entrepreneurial orientation in an emerging market
    Mojtaba Rezaei, Alberto Ferraris, and Hamid Erfanian Khanzadeh

    Chapter Fourteen: Illusion and Deprivation of Control: Entrepreneurial Practices of SMEs During their Internationalisation in Russia
    Irina Nikolskaja Roddvik and Birgit Leick

    Chapter Fifteen: In Support of Dunning’s Eclectic Paradigm: A Look at Emerging Market SME Internationalisation to Nigeria
    Folajimi Ashiru and Omatsola Oni

    Chapter Sixteen: Emerging markets as destinations for international entrepreneurship: Analysing characteristics of entrepreneurial internationalisation during the economic crisis
    Ali Zamani Babgohari, Farshid Jahanshahee Nezhad, and  Mohammadreza Taghizadeh-Yazdi


    Vahid Jafari-Sadeghi is a Lecturer in International Business at Aston Business School, Aston University, UK.

    Léo-Paul Dana is a Professor at the Rowe School of Business of Dalhousie University, Canada and associated with the Chaire ETI at Sorbonne Business School, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France.