Vahid Jafari-Sadeghi, School of Strategy and Leadership, Faculty of Business and Law, Coventry University; Vahid.Jafari-Sadeghi@coventry.ac.uk
Arun Sukumar, International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship, Coventry University; email@example.com
Leo-Paul Dana, Montpelier Business School; firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Brent Anderson, Levene/ Hill School of Business, University of Regina; Robert.Anderson@uregina.ca
Aim and Scope
In recent decades, the business environment has been characterised by, among other phenomena, the liberalisation of nations and their increasing participation in the global economy (Aulakh and Kotabe, 2008). With this increase in globalisation (Kiss et al., 2012), the interest in the field of international entrepreneurship (IE) has grown (e.g., Hisrich et al., 1996; McDougall-Covin and Oviatt, 2000; Zahra and George, 2002; McDougall and Oviatt, 2003; Knight and Cavusgil, 2004; Etemad, 2005; Dana and Wright, 2009; Dana, 2017; Jafari Sadeghi and Biancone, 2018). IE is a hybrid of internationalisation and entrepreneurship that involves making judgmental decisions about the coordination of scarce resources across international boundaries (Dana, Hamilton and Wick, 2009). Developing a model of the forces inﬂuencing the speed of internationalisation, Oviatt and McDougall-Covin (2005) define international entrepreneurship as "the discovery, enactment, evaluation, and exploitation of opportunities –across national borders– to create future goods and services". In other words, entrepreneurial activities in an existing organisation and/or in creating a new business to access the global markets to promote the internationalisation.
In the IE literature, scholars have focused on factors that facilitate internationalisation: some on the country attributes (e.g., Bruton, Ahlstrom and Obloj, 2008; Jafari Sadeghi, Nkongolo-Bakenda, et al., 2019), others on firm attributes (e.g., Zahra and Garvis, 2000), and still others who have identified individual attributes (e.g., Manolova et al., 2002). Those in the last group have devoted special emphasis on the importance of the entrepreneur in the international development of the ventures and explored entrepreneurs' general attitude, motivation, orientation, experience and network (Andersson, 2004, Jafari-Sadeghi, 2019). In this regard, the entrepreneur is seen as a proactive individual especially crucial for ﬁrms in the early phase of the internationalisation process, especially in growth-oriented industries. Literature emphasised the entrepreneurial behaviour of individuals such as involving risk-taking, innovativeness, international vision, and motivations etc. which contribute as catalysts for internationalisation of ﬁrms (Bloodgood, Sapienza and Almeida, 1996; Madsen and Servais, 1997; Oviatt and McDougall-Covin, 1997; Jafari Sadeghi and Biancone, 2017; Jafari Sadeghi, Kimiagari and Biancone, 2019). For instance, motivation affects the entrepreneurial behaviour in three harmonious manners: first, it influences on the choice of the individual and on the priorities, i.e., the direction of the action; second, it influences the intensity of the action, based on the importance or value that the action has for the entrepreneur and the third, it impacts the persistence of action, based on the clearness of the path to achieving this value (Locke, 2000; Braga, Proença and Ferreira, 2014; Jafari Sadeghi, Biancone, et al., 2019).
Hence, the main purpose of this special issue is to advance IE research from behavioural perspectives. To complement our theoretical and empirical understanding, this special issue calls for research on
Multi- and interdisciplinary approaches are particularly welcome.
Papers should be clear on the methodological approaches used for studying international entrepreneurship and provide linkages between the international entrepreneurial behaviour with the methods used and evidence offered. We are not particularly interested in theory development papers or papers that offer speculative methodological innovations that are not applied to actual settings. All submissions are subject to the standard double-blind review process. Manuscripts must be original, unpublished works not concurrently under review for publication at another outlet and are expected to follow the standard formatting guidelines for the journal.
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Jafari Sadeghi, V. and Biancone, P. Pietro (2017) 'Exploring the Drivers of Gender Entrepreneurship: Focus on the motivational perspectives in USA, Italy and France', in Ratten, V. et al. (eds) Gender and Family Entrepreneurship. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 124–141. Available at: https://www.routledge.com/Gender-and-Family-Entrepreneurship/Ratten-Ramadani-Dana-Hisrich-Ferreira/p/book/9781138228870.
Jafari Sadeghi, V. and Biancone, P. Pietro (2018) 'How micro, small and medium-sized enterprises are driven outward the superior international trade performance? A multidimensional study on Italian food sector', Research in International Business and Finance. Elsevier, 45(July 2017), pp. 597–606. doi: 10.1016/j.ribaf.2017.07.136.
Jafari Sadeghi, V., Kimiagari, S. and Biancone, P. Pietro (2019) 'Level of Education and Knowledge, Foresight Competency, and International Entrepreneurship: A Study of Human Capital Determinants in the European Countries', European Business Review, 32(2).
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