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Entrepreneurship in the Global Firm Vol: 6

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20 Oct 2011
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
378 pages - 156 x 234 x 33mm
Progress in International Business Research


This 15-chapter volume provides the latest research insights from the international business field on entrepreneurship in the global firm. The first section of the book addresses entrepreneurship challenges in smaller, internationalizing companies. The second section analyses a variety of entrepreneurship problems in large, established multinational enterprises, with a focus on subsidiary entrepreneurial initiatives. The third section discusses entrepreneurial activity impacts, both within the firm and in the broader external networks and clusters within which the multinational enterprise is embedded. This collection provides a unique, comprehensive perspective on the wide variety of conceptual and managerial issues that arise as a result of entrepreneurial action in firms operating in the global economy. It is a must read for scholars and managers alike, who face the need for continuous change in dynamic international business environments.
List of Contributors. About the Editors. Chapter 1 Introduction: Entrepreneurship Research in International Business Studies. Chapter 2 SME International Mode Choice Over Time: Forging a Link Between the Uppsala Model and Transaction Cost Economics. Chapter 3 The Effects of Formalisation, Hierarchical Decentralisation and Lateral Communication: Strategic Decision-Making Processes on SME International Performance. Chapter 4 Experiential Knowledge Profiles of Internationalising SMEs – The Ability to Sustain Market Positions in the New Turbulent Era of Global Business. Chapter 5 The Effect of Network Competence and Environmental Hostility on the Propensity of SMEs to Internationalise. Chapter 6 Entrepreneurial Deficits in the Global Firm. Chapter 7 Subsidiary Entrepreneurship and Headquarters Involvement During Innovation Development: Dual Paths to Subsidiary Performance. Chapter 8 Successful Subsidiary Strategy Patterns in Different Environments – A Configurational Perspective. Chapter 9 Subsidiary Strategic Evolution in China. Chapter 10 Offshoring Knowledge Versus Labour-Intensive Services and Entrepreneurial Activity: A Contingency Perspective. Chapter 11 Effects of Subsidiary Autonomy on Innovation Development and Transfer Intensities. Chapter 12 Increasing the Diversification of Technological Knowledge Through R&D Partnerships and Foreign Subsidiaries. Chapter 13 The Innovation Outcomes of MNC Subsidiaries' Local Embeddedness: Evidence from the German ‘Bioregion Rhein-Neckar-Dreieck’ Local Network. Chapter 14 The Role of Cross-Country Knowledge Spillovers in Energy Innovation. Chapter 15 Clusters, Innovation and Collaboration – The Role of the MNE in Finland. Entrepreneurship in the Global Firm. Progress in international business research. Progress in international business research. Copyright page.

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