International Entrepreneurship: Globalization of Emerging Businesses Vol: 7


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Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9780762304585
Published:
23 Sep 1999
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
220 pages - 156 x 234 x 14mm
Series:
Research in Global Strategic Management

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The focus of this volume is the phenomenon of globalization, and specifically its relevance to and impact on small business and entrepreneurship. The works presented here stem from a pioneering, three day conference held at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, under the joint auspices of McGill's Centre for International Business Studies, and the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies. Leading international scholars came together to begin integrating research in what had previously been from widely divergent fields. The book presents four sections covering: theoretical overviews of the emerging field of international entrepreneurship; the use of alliances and networks to facilitate the entry of small businesses into the global arena; the results of three empirically based research studies designed to better understand the market forces and managerial characteristics which appear to underlie the success of SME's in the global arena; and visionary contributions on forces which will shape the successful international firm of the future. The diversity reflected in this volume and the common thread which unites the work calls for new strategic approaches by small firms, large firms, and governments alike. This work will help readers to better understand and anticipate the dramatic changes coming, and to design appropriate corporate strategic responses.
List of contributors. Introduction (R.W. Wright). Theoretical Framework. Theoretical foundations of international entrepreneurship (L.P. Dana et al.). A framework for understanding accelerated international entrepreneurship (B.M. Oviatt, P.P. Mcdougall). Networks and Alliances. The role of alliances in international entrepreneurship (P.W. Beamish). Brokering networks of small firms to generate social capital for growth and internationalization (R.B. Mcnaughton, J.D. Bell). Empirical Studies. Domestic market size, competences and the internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises (A.R. Reuber, E. Fischer). Business strategy in transitional industries: entrepreneurial response to the globalization of a fragmented industry (O.J. Borch). An entrepreneurial model of SME internationalization: evidence from six cases (J.H. Tiessen, B. Merrilees). The Global Firm of the Future. Profiling the twenty-first century knowledge enterprise (L. Korot, G. Tovstiga). Twenty-first century leadership: reality beyond the myths (N.J. Adler). Author index. Subject index.

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