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Research Themes About International Entrepreneurship: Tales from the JIBS Backlist and Onward Journeys

  • A. Rebecca Reuber
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Part of the JIBS Special Collections book series (JIBSSC)

Abstract

This chapter showcases the wide-ranging array of international entrepreneurship research published in Journal of International Business Studies. I highlight conversations about international entrepreneurship in the journal, organized around four major themes of research that have emerged from the 1990s: (a) factors enabling internationalization under resource constraints; (b) network relationships and entrepreneurial internationalization; (c) entrepreneurial processes and practices underlying internationalization; and (d) how entrepreneurship varies internationally. At the end of the chapter, I outline some ideas for future research, highlighting perspectives that might underlie new types of research questions for scholars to address.

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Acknowledgements

I am grateful to Alain Verbeke for feedback on these ideas and suggestions for how to strengthen the chapter. The research assistance of Cassandra Nakamura and Ian Thomson is acknowledged with many thanks.

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  • A. Rebecca Reuber
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  1. 1.Rotman School of ManagementUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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