Title: International entrepreneurship by particular people 'on their own terms': a study on the universal characteristics of entrepreneurs in evolving economies

Authors: Vahid Jafari Sadeghi; Paolo Pietro Biancone; Robert B. Anderson; Jean-Marie Nkongolo-Bakenda

Addresses: Department of Management, University of Turin, Corso Unione Sovietica 218 bis 10134, Turin, Italy ' Department of Management, University of Turin, Corso Unione Sovietica 218 bis 10134, Turin, Italy ' Faculty of Business Administration, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada ' Faculty of Business Administration, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Abstract: Incorporation of local people in different places into value creation through the establishment of new businesses is perceived as an entrepreneurial behaviour that promotes the internationalisation. Building on the wealth of material on internationalisation theory and regulation theory, this paper broadens the understanding of universal determinants of international entrepreneurial orientation and performance. Our results reveal that education, household income, and gender significantly contribute to the IE while we could not find any evidence to support the influence of age categories. To do so, we employed a binomial logistic regression modelling covered the data from evolving economies including Italy, Iran, and Canada.

Keywords: internationalisation; entrepreneurship; international orientation; regulation theory; universal determinants.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2019.100109

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2019 Vol.37 No.2, pp.288 - 308

Received: 21 Aug 2017
Accepted: 21 Aug 2017

Published online: 07 Jun 2019 *

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