Title: International entrepreneurship research during the last decade: a review

Authors: Sara Melén Hånell; Emilia Rovira Nordman; Daniel Tolstoy; Dharma Deo Sharma

Addresses: Department of Marketing and Strategy, Stockholm School of Economics, P.O. Box 6501, S-113 83 Stockholm, Sweden ' Department of Marketing and Strategy, Stockholm School of Economics, P.O. Box 6501, S-113 83 Stockholm, Sweden ' Department of Marketing and Strategy, Stockholm School of Economics, P.O. Box 6501, S-113 83 Stockholm, Sweden ' Department of Marketing and Strategy, Stockholm School of Economics, P.O. Box 6501, S-113 83 Stockholm, Sweden

Abstract: A major contribution of the international entrepreneurship (IE) research field is that it has enhanced our understanding of the marketing challenges early internationalising firms face when they compete in constantly changing foreign markets. During the past decade, IE-research has, moreover, gone from focusing on the early internationalisation of firms to investigate the entrepreneurial processes of new business creation in foreign markets. However, ambiguity still exists regarding the level of analysis that ought to guide this new line of research. This article contributes by increasing our knowledge about the recent development in the international entrepreneurship research field by reviewing empirical studies performed between 2003 and 2011. The review focuses on the ontological perspectives used as well as the methods and theories that are adopted in the studies. Based on this review, the article contributes with a discussion about the evolution of the international entrepreneurship research field.

Keywords: international business; entrepreneurial development; international entrepreneurship; individuals; networks; new business creation; literature review; entrepreneurs.

DOI: 10.1504/JIBED.2013.058321

Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, 2013 Vol.7 No.2, pp.116 - 138

Available online: 17 Dec 2013 *

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