Title: Transnational entrepreneurship: factors impacting developed to developing entrepreneur speed to market

Authors: Patrick R. Woock; Yun Fei; Lu Wei

Addresses: School of Management, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026, China ' School of Business, University of Science and Technology of China, 121 Meiling Road, Anhui, 230052, China ' School of Business, University of Science and Technology of China, 121 Meiling Road, Anhui, 230052, China

Abstract: This paper investigates factors affecting the speed of business creation by entrepreneurs moving from developed to developing countries (DDE). Understanding the speed and how to aid in business creation should help spread and implement environmental reforms. By understanding the factors known to aid DDE firm creation, governments can stimulate and implement targeted reforms. In our study, we considered certain known factors: opportunity, embedded networks and education/experience. Data was obtained through questionnaire and post-questionnaire interviews administered to China-based DDEs. The results indicate embedded networks and previous entrepreneur experience affect the speed of venture creation. Pertaining to climate change, our results support DDEs as an efficacious choice to help governments achieve sustainable benchmarks.

Keywords: international entrepreneurship; speed to market; time to market; transnational entrepreneurship; public policy; environmental change; regional development; climate change; new venture creation; developing countries; entrepreneurial opportunities; embedded networks; education level; entrepreneurial experience; entrepreneurs.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPEE.2016.076931

International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 2016 Vol.7 No.1, pp.77 - 90

Received: 02 Feb 2015
Accepted: 03 Feb 2016

Published online: 04 Jun 2016 *

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