New Frontiers in the Internationalization of Businesses: Empirical Evidence from Indigenous Businesses in Canada highlights the impact of international expansion as a potential pathway to address the challenges of poverty and vulnerability, and provide relevant new knowledge on the factors that support successful international expansion of Indigenous businesses. This book examines how entrepreneur’s identity and cultural values, network ties, motivations, and resources and capabilities facilitate or hinder the internationalization of Indigenous businesses. This book also investigates the economic and non-economic outcomes of internationalization. Most interestingly, this book answers the question of what is so new about the internationalization of Indigenous businesses by comparing this context to mainstream (non-Indigenous) businesses. The book also delves in the phenomena related to home-based businesses, service industries, and specific ethnic groups. This book has implications for vulnerable populations, especially those more than 370 million indigenous people spread across 70 countries worldwide.
Studying those Indigenous businesses that decide to pursue international opportunities and how they become successful in international markets is a timely and novel area of research. Understanding this context contributes to current debates in international business.
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Chapter 1: Why do Indigenous businesses decide to pursue international opportunities? The influence of networks, motivations and identity on the degree, scope and speed of internationalization
Chapter 2: How do businesses enter international markets? An empirical analysis of Indigenous businesses in Alberta and British Columbia
Chapter 3: Does the firm’s internationalization influence entrepreneurs’ well-being? No, the firm’s internationalization influences economic outcomes
Chapter 4: Do entrepreneurs’ cultural values influence firms’ internationalization? Comparing Indigenous with non-Indigenous businesses in Canada
Chapter 5: The influence of innovation and marketing capabilities on the performance of international businesses: A comparison between Indigenous and Mainstream firms in Western Canada
Chapter 6: The internationalization of home-based businesses: An exploration of Indigenous businesses in Canada
Chapter 7: The internationalization of service businesses: An empirical analysis of Indigenous businesses in Canada
Chapter 8: The internationalization of First Nations and Métis owned businesses: An empirical analysis of Indigenous businesses in Canada
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