Title: An overview of the relationship between the newly emerging field of International Entrepreneurship and the older fields of entrepreneurship and International Business

Authors: Hamid Etemad

Addresses: Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Canada

Abstract: As a field of scholarly inquiry, International Entrepreneurship (IE) is very young and International Business (IB) is much older. IB|s theoretical and practical traditions are well established, while those of IE|s are still emerging. Although the maturity of IB has assisted the early development of IE, its concepts, principles and theories can potentially constrain the free evolution of IE|s development. Any older field has a historical legacy and the routine practices of an emerging field may at times be novel, innovative, radical and even contradictory to established theoretical traditions, and the IB-IE relationship is not expected to be very different.

Keywords: international entrepreneurship; international business; relationship; integration; future research; knowledge networks; agents; assumptions; processes; operations.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2008.016620

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2008 Vol.2 No.2, pp.103 - 123

Published online: 11 Jan 2008 *

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