Dear colleagues,

A curated list of articles that have been published on International Entrepreneurship in Journal of International Business Studies is now online.  If you are interested in the topic, you can download the articles by going to and scrolling down to Collections.  Enjoy!


Becky Reuber

JIBS Collection: International Entrepreneurship
International entrepreneurship is a research domain that has inherently fuzzy and porous borders. As such, it is an area of scholarly inquiry that is varied and receptive to new ideas. We are preparing a JIBS special issue that will illustrate a wide range of international entrepreneurship research perspectives and approaches. Before this issue becomes available, to further help scholars from diverse traditions recognize ways in which they might join conversations about international entrepreneurship, we are pleased to offer this special collection of JIBS articles that represent three important and diverse themes in those conversations.

One theme is an attempt to understand the factors enabling internationalization under resource constraints. Pioneering research highlighted the importance of firm-specific resources and capabilities in allowing very new firms to sell successfully in foreign markets. These ideas have been extended to questions of how firms can overcome the resource constraints of smallness as well as newness, and to the impact of particular market conditions on international behaviors and performance. An important sub-theme focuses on the role of social networks in the pursuit of international opportunities by resource-constrained firms.

A second theme is aimed at shedding light on how firms internationalize under the resource constraints of newness or smallness. This research tends to emphasize the role of experience in explaining internationalization activities over time. The theoretical constructs highlighted include learning, routines, processes and practices. This research also seeks to apply ideas from the entrepreneurship literature - such as uncertainty, opportunity and disequilibria - to understand internationalization processes.

A third theme addresses questions about how entrepreneurship varies internationally. Attention has been focused on understanding how entrepreneurial characteristics, processes and behavior vary across institutional contexts. Given the resource constraints constituting barriers to successful entrepreneurship, scholars are also studying how the decision-making of financial resource providers varies institutionally. Recent research in this area has emphasized the provision of financial resources that support entrepreneurship in developing countries.

Articles in this special collection are listed below in reverse chronological order (most recent first). Special collections are by necessity limited in the number of articles they can contain, and we have chosen not to include Decade Award winning papers in the international entrepreneurship area, or the commentaries about them, since these articles are already influential and easily accessible.

Becky Reuber, Area Editor for International Entrepreneurship, Journal of International Business Studies

  *   Joshua K. Ault: An institutional perspective on the social outcome of entrepreneurship: Commercial microfinance and inclusive markets (online first, 2016)<>
  *   Keith D. Brouthers, Kim Dung Geisser and Franz Rothlauf: Explaining the internationalization of ibusiness firms (June/July 2016)<>
  *   Marie Oehme and Suleika Bort: SME internationalization modes in the German biotechnology industry: The influence of imitation, network position, and international experience (Aug 2015)<>
  *   Erkko Autio, Saurav Pathak and Karl Wennberg: Consequences of cultural practices for entrepreneurial behaviors (May 2013)<>
  *   Shameen Prashantham and Steven W. Floyd: Routine microprocesses and capability learning in international new ventures (Aug 2012)<>
  *   Paul M. Vaaler: Immigrant remittances and the venture investment environment of developing countries (Dec 2011)<>
  *   Peter Lamb, Jörgen Sandberg & Peter W. Liesch: Small firm internationalisation unveiled through phenomenography (June/July 2011)<>
  *   Elena Golovko and Giovanni Valentini: Exploring the complementarity between innovation and export for SMEs' growth (April 2011)<>
  *   Paul D. Ellis: Social ties and international entrepreneurship: Opportunities and constraints affecting firm internationalization (Jan 2011)<>
  *   Jan Johanson and Jan-Erik Vahlne: The Uppsala internationalization process model revisited: From liability of foreignness to liability of outsidership (Dec 2009)<>
  *   Stephanie A. Fernhaber, Brett Anitra Gilbert and Patricia P. McDougall: International entrepreneurship and geographic location: An empirical examination of new venture internationalization (March 2008)<>
  *   Terence Fan and Phillip Phan: International new ventures: Revisiting the influences behind the 'born-global' firm (Dec 2007)<>
  *   John A. Mathews and Ivo Zander: The international entrepreneurial dynamics of accelerated internationalisation (May 2007)<>
  *   Ram Mudambi and Shaker A. Zahra: The survival of international new ventures (March 2007)<>
  *   Nicole E. Coviello: The network dynamics of international new ventures (Sept 2006)<>

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