Title: Transnational intrapreneurship: opportunity development in transnational teams in the Nordic periphery

Authors: Maria Elo; Zsuzsanna Vincze

Addresses: Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, 20014 Turun yliopisto, Finland; Institute of Migration, Eerikinkatu 34, 20100 Turku, Finland ' Umeå School of Business and Economics, Umeå University, SE 901 87 UMEÅ, Sweden

Abstract: Transnational resources of entrepreneurs and employees foster firm's competiveness. Firm competitiveness, especially the knowledge intensive business, is linked to its talent base and embeddedness in international networks providing business opportunities. However, in peripheral regions it is challenging to capitalise on international talent. This single case study describes an enterprise in Northern Sweden, which is strategically employing transnational diaspora resources and foreign STEM-talent as transnational intrapreneurs developing the business. The study contributes to international opportunity development and transnational diaspora research and illustrates how the creation of a transnational work-scape may compensate locational disadvantages and enable access to new opportunities and ideas.

Keywords: intrapreneurship; transnational resources; diaspora; network; opportunity; innovation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2019.096954

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2019 Vol.36 No.1/2, pp.103 - 125

Received: 19 Aug 2016
Accepted: 23 Aug 2016

Published online: 14 Dec 2018 *

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