New Frontiers in the Internationalization of Businesses: Empirical Evidence from Indigenous Businesses in Canada, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

New Frontiers in the Internationalization of Businesses

Empirical Evidence from Indigenous Businesses in Canada, 1st Edition

By Fernando Angulo-Ruiz


176 pages

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pub: 2020-01-29
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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


About the Author

Fernando Angulo-Ruiz, PhD is an associate professor, department of international business, marketing, strategy & law, School of Business, MacEwan University. His research is focused on marketing capabilities, internationalization of disadvantageous firms, and marketing of higher education institutions. His research has appeared in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Business Research, International Small Business Journal, International Journal of Emerging Markets, Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, International Journal of Advertising, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, among others.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Entrepreneurship

This series extends the meaning and scope of entrepreneurship by capturing new research and enquiry on economic, social, cultural and personal value creation. Entrepreneurship as value creation represents the endeavours of innovative people and organisations in creative environments that open up opportunities for developing new products, new services, new firms and new forms of policy making in different environments seeking sustainable economic growth and social development. In setting this objective the series includes books which cover a diverse range of conceptual, empirical and scholarly topics that both inform the field and push the boundaries of entrepreneurship.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Business Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / New Business Enterprises
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development