International Entrepreneurship Research Versus International Business Research: A False Dichotomy?
Journal of International Business Studies , Volume 49 - Issue 4 p. 387- 394
International entrepreneurship (IE) research draws from work in both international business (IB) and general entrepreneurship. It examines, inter alia, entrepreneurial behaviour when crossing borders (first stream), and makes international comparisons of entrepreneurship as found in different countries and regions (second stream), see Wright and Ricks (1994). 1 Two influential IE articles have been bestowed with the JIBS Decade Award, namely Oviatt and McDougall (1994) and Knight and Cavusgil (2004). Both articles suggested the need for new theory to explain the empirical phenomenon of ‘early internationalization’. These papers developed the concepts of International New Venture (INV), and Born Global (BG), respectively, and stimulated a lively debate on early internationalizing companies. Oviatt and McDougall defined an INV as a: … business organization that, from inception, seeks to derive significant …
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Ciravegna, L, & Verbeke, A. (2018). International Entrepreneurship Research Versus International Business Research: A False Dichotomy?. Journal of International Business Studies, 49(4), 387–394. doi:10.1057/s41267-018-0154-8