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What is International Entrepreneurship

Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurial Success and its Impact on Regional Development
It is an approach that considers the internationalization of firms has a strong influence of the entrepreneur and the networks the entrepreneur has established with foreign actors. It usually follows an opportunity seeking approach typical from an entrepreneurial perspective.
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Searching for Opportunities and Trust in International Markets: Entrepreneurial Perspective of a Traditional Industry SME
Alexandra Marisa Bastos Carvalheira (University of Aveiro, Portugal) and António Moreira (DEGEI, GOVCOPP, University of Aveiro, Portugal)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9567-2.ch028
Internationalization has been adopted by many companies, regardless of size, to boost their growth. Although the Uppsala model and the network approach have been extensively used to analyze how small firms internationalize their operations, this chapter addresses how a small firm of the clean carpentry industry managed to overcome an economic slowdown of its domestic market and boosted its growth. This chapter uses a case study approach that is framed on a literature review covering internationalization of SMEs, entrepreneurship, the importance of the network approach, the search of opportunities and trust, and relationship orientation to show how a firm abandoned its passive behavior and its focus on the domestic market to proactively address the international market following an entrepreneurial perspective.
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International Entrepreneurship in the Video Game Industry in Barcelona
Discovery, enactment, evaluation, and exploitation of opportunities across national borders.
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The Internationalization Process of a Born Global: A Case Study of a Beverage Firm
The term international entrepreneurship was originally related to the way technological advances and cultural awareness allowed new ventures to access untapped foreign markets. It comprises novel and innovative activities that crosses borders with the aim of creating value and growth in business firms. As such, it refers to innovative activities pursued by a firm across borders. Innovative encompasses the value-seeking component, as firms leave their home country to seek out new opportunities in unknown or unexplored markets.
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