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The Routledge Companion to International Entrepreneurship

1st Edition

Edited by Stephanie A. Fernhaber, Shameen Prashantham


262 pages | 7 B/W Illus.

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The domain of international entrepreneurship has continued to gain momentum in an era that sees entrepreneurship and globalization as critical issues in the world of business. Given the flourish of new research in this area, there is a need to provide an up-to-date perspective on the field and its future.

This volume draws together a team of experts purposely selected from both the entrepreneurship and international business fields to present a comprehensive resource on the cutting-edge conversations within international entrepreneurship.

This prestigious reference book will offer students and researchers an introduction to leading scholarship in international entrepreneurship and also serve as a catapult for future research.


'The phenomenon of international entrepreneurship is undoubtedly important, and yet most academic research has continued to take either an entrepreneurship or an international business lens to study it. This new volume, edited by Fernhaber and Prashantham, is therefore particularly welcome as it brings together a wide variety of perspectives on this increasingly important topic. The range of issues it addresses, and the interdisciplinary approach taken, will make it a must-read volume on international entrepreneurship for many years to come.' - Julian Birkinshaw, Professor, London Business School, UK

'The balanced perspective between entrepreneurship and international business makes this book unique. Most international entrepreneurship (IE) writings are dominated by either an entrepreneurship or an IB perspective. The cross-disciplinary team of Fernhaber and Prashantham has created a comprehensive IE book that should be on the book shelf of every IE scholar.' - Patricia P. McDougall-Covin, Professor, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, USA

'This book is timely as it deals with a major topic of emerging importance in the field, international entrepreneurship. The editors have developed a book that serves as a thorough compendia of the field and is written by experts in International entrepreneurship. As such, this volume is a major source of knowledge on which to develop a course in international entrepreneurship or as a source for launching a major research program. Thus, I commend this volume to scholars in entrepreneurship, international business and complementary fields who desire to learn about this exciting field of international entrepreneurship.' - Michael A. Hitt, Professor, Texas A&M University, USA

Table of Contents

Introduction (Stephanie Fernhaber, Shameen Prashanthem) Part I: The Emergence of International Entrepreneurship 1. International Entrepreneurship: A Review and Future Directions (Alex Rialp, Josep Rialp, Gary A. Knight) 2. "Where To" International Entrepreneurship? An Exploration of Seminal Articles (Pavlos Dimitratos, Nicolas Li) Part II: The International Entrepreneur 3. Cognition in International Entrepreneurship (Hana Milanov, Benedikt Maissenhälter) 4. The International Entrepreneur – From Experience to Action (Svante Andersson) 5. The International Social Entrepreneur (R. Scott Marshall, Jude Lieberman, Michelle Pagès) 6. Inside the Transnational Entrepreneur (Dave Crick, Shiv Chaudhry) Part III: Strategic Issues for Entrepreneurial Internationalization 7. An Internationalizing Entrepreneurial Firm’s Network is their Networth (Sylvie Chetty, Cecilia Pahlberg) 8. Is There More to Learn? Knowledge and Learning in New Venture Internationalization Research (Harry J. Sapienza, Dirk De Clercq, Liman Zhao) 9. The Role of Capabilities in International Entrepreneurship (Christiane Prange) 10. Understanding eINVs Through the Lens of Prior Research in Entrepreneurship, International Business and International Entrepreneurship (A. Rebecca Reuber, Eileen Fischer, Anna Morgan-Thomas) 11. Venture Capital and International Entrepreneurship (Joseph A. LiPuma) 12. International Entrepreneurship (IE) in a World of Broad Triad Regions: An International Business (IB) Perspective (Alan Rugman, In Hyeock (Ian) Lee, Siri Terjesen) Part IV: Implications of Entrepreneurial Internationalization and Future Research 13. International Entrepreneurship: Performance and Survival Implications (Per Servais and Erik S. Rasmussen) 14. Policy Implications of International Entrepreneurship (Rod B. McNaughton, Juan Pellegrino) 15. Future Agenda for Research Design in International Entrepreneurship (Niina Nummela)

About the Editors

Stephanie A. Fernhaber is Assistant Professor of Management at Butler University, USA. Her research focusing on international entrepreneurship has been published in the Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing and elsewhere.

Shameen Prashantham is Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy at Nottingham University Business School, China. His research on international entrepreneurship has been published in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies and elsewhere.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General