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Fostering entrepreneurship during international expansion:: Managing key challenges

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  • Zahra, Shaker
  • Hayton, James
  • Marcel, Jeremy
  • O'Neill, Hugh
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    The rapid globalization of world markets has encouraged companies of all sizes and national origins to expand internationally. To benefit from their international expansion, companies need to foster entrepreneurship throughout their operations. This article identifies several challenges companies encounter as they attempt to promote entrepreneurship and it discusses ways executives can creatively address them. The article shows how managing these challenges can encourage organizational learning of new skills, thereby giving companies new competencies that allow them to profit from expanding their international operations.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Management Journal.

    Volume (Year): 19 (2001)
    Issue (Month): 4 (August)
    Pages: 359-369

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:eurman:v:19:y:2001:i:4:p:359-369

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    Keywords: Entrepreneurship Internationalization Knowledge Organizational learning Competencies Risk-taking;

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    1. Dai, Li & Maksimov, Vladislav & Gilbert, Brett Anitra & Fernhaber, Stephanie A., 2014. "Entrepreneurial orientation and international scope: The differential roles of innovativeness, proactiveness, and risk-taking," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, vol. 29(4), pages 511-524.
    2. Tiia Vissak, 2006. "Internationalization of Estonian listed companies: theories and reality," University of Tartu - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, in: Entrepreneurship in Estonia: policies, practices, education and research, volume 28, chapter 6, pages 116-138 Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Tartu (Estonia).
    3. Soriano, Domingo Ribeiro, 2010. "Management factors affecting the performance of technology firms," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 63(5), pages 463-470, May.
    4. Fernando Peris Bonet & Carlos Rueda Armengot & Miguel Ángel Galindo Martín, 2011. "Entrepreneurial success and human resources," International Journal of Manpower, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 32(1), pages 68-80, March.
    5. Djamila El Idrissi & Valérie Hauch, 2012. "Entrepreneuriat international et réseaux sociaux pour les PME innovantes : quelles perceptions pour quelles stratégies ?," Post-Print halshs-00861575, HAL.
    6. Jolanda Hessels & Siri Terjesen, 2008. "Entrepreneurial Career Capital, Innovation and New Venture Export Orientation," Scales Research Reports H200808, EIM Business and Policy Research.

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