International entrepreneurship: a bibliometric overview

  • Hugo Baier-FuentesEmail author
  • José M. Merigó
  • José Ernesto Amorós
  • Magaly Gaviria-Marín


The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the academic research on International Entrepreneurship (IE). To accomplish this, an exhaustive bibliometric analysis was carried out, involving a bibliometric performance analysis and a graphic mapping of the references in this field. Our analysis focuses on journals, papers, authors, institutions and countries. To perform the performance analysis, the work uses a series of bibliometric indicators such as h-index, productivity and citations. Furthermore, the VOS viewer to graphically map the bibliographic material is used. The graphical analysis uses co-citation, bibliographic coupling and co-occurrence of keywords. The results of both analyzes are consistent among them, and show that the USA is the most influential country in IE research as it houses the main authors and institutions in this research field. Moreover, is observed and expected the continued growth of the field globally. Our research plays an informative and complementary role as it presents most of the key aspects in International Entrepreneurship research.


International entrepreneurship Bibliometric analysis H-index Mapping science VOS viewer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y AdministrativasUniversidad Católica de la Santísima ConcepciónConcepciónChile
  2. 2.Department of Management Control and Information SystemsUniversity of ChileSantiagoChile
  3. 3.EGADE Business SchoolTecnológico de MonterreyMexico CityMexico
  4. 4.Department of Economics and Business OrganizationUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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