The Network Dynamics of International New Ventures

  • Nicole E. Coviello
Part of the JIBS Special Collections book series (JIBSSC)


This study uses multi-site case research to advance a set of propositions regarding the network dynamics of early-stage international new ventures. The investigative approach builds on arguments that network theory and analysis are fundamental to international entrepreneurship. In the spirit of cross-disciplinary research, perspectives from the entrepreneurship literature are embraced to help inform our understanding of international new venture networks.


International entrepreneurship International new venture Born global Network Internationalization UCINET 



The author thanks Heather Wilson, Greg Brush and Richard Joseph for their comments on earlier versions of this work, Renée Fehsenfeld for her research assistance, and Sheryn Canter, Maggie Suen, Selina Suen, Tatum Savage, Brad Robinson, Greg Arnold, Emily Laurence, Debbie Wharfe and Caroline Fountaine (all graduate students at the University of Auckland) for their assistance in data collection. This research is also indebted to residents of the ICEHOUSE, and has benefited from the feedback of Rod McNaughton, two anonymous JIBS reviewers and the Editor-in-Chief, Professor Arie Y Lewin.


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  • Nicole E. Coviello
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  1. 1.Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology EnterprisesWilfrid Laurier UniversityWaterlooCanada

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