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International entrepreneurship in the network economy: Internationalization propensity and the role of entrepreneurial orientation

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  • Tobias Kollmann

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  • Julia Christofor

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This study aims to analyze the conditions of the initial internationalization decision in the network economy. Based on the information systems, international entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurship literature, factors, which constitute the internationalization propensity, are elicited. The results of this study suggest that a holistic perspective including the founder, business model, and the firm should be considered when explaining the internationalization propensity of entrepreneurs. Our analysis also shows that, depending on the entrepreneur’s entrepreneurial orientation, the internationalization propensity varies. Data were obtained by conjoint analysis experiments conducted with German network economy entrepreneurs. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

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  • Tobias Kollmann & Julia Christofor, 2014. "International entrepreneurship in the network economy: Internationalization propensity and the role of entrepreneurial orientation," Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Springer, vol. 12(1), pages 43-66, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jinten:v:12:y:2014:i:1:p:43-66
    DOI: 10.1007/s10843-013-0118-9
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