Title: Theory and practise of emerging market firm internationalisation: perspectives from Chinese non-state-owned entrepreneurship ventures

Authors: Xiaohong He

Addresses: Quinnipiac University, 275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden, CT 06514, USA

Abstract: This paper draws from the disciplines of international business, strategic management, network-based organisational learning, and international entrepreneurship to analyse the internationalisation of entrepreneurship ventures in emerging markets, specifically focusing on whether this process differs from the experience of Anglo-American firms. Emphasis is placed on how emerging market entrepreneurship ventures internationalise in terms of actors involved, methods used, and motivating influences, as well as geographic and temporal factors. Examining cases in China through interviews and nationwide survey data, the paper identifies unique characteristics of emerging market firm internationalisation. Present findings suggest important challenges and opportunities as more entrepreneurial ventures from emerging markets enter the global marketplace.

Keywords: emerging markets; China; non-state-owned ventures; strategic management; network-based learning; organisational learning; Anglo-American firms; USA; United States; motivating influences; motivation; geographic factors; temporal factors; global marketplace; multinational corporations; MNCs; international business; entrepreneurship development; entrepreneurs; internationalisation; small and medium-sized enterprises; SMEs.

DOI: 10.1504/JIBED.2012.045376

Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, 2012 Vol.6 No.1, pp.4 - 33

Published online: 07 Feb 2012 *

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