Introduction-The evolution of entrepreneurship studies in the international business literature: Trends and direction for future research

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2021, pp. xi-xxvii
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The field of international entrepreneurship (IE) has withstood significant challenges to gain legitimacy and establish itself as a valid area of research. Historically, IE literature has focused on the rapid and early internationalisation of new ventures and start-ups. However, over time, researchers have acknowledged that it is the identification and capture of international opportunities that represents an act of entrepreneurship in disrupting and creating markets in foreign countries. By applying this broader definition of IE, researchers can study activities by entrepreneurs and their start-ups solving social, cultural and environmental challenges in foreign markets. In this chapter, we review the development of IE, introduce the chapters in this book and highlight some important insights and avenues for future research.
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