The motivation of international entrepreneurship: the case of Chinese transnational entrepreneurs

Dimitratos, P. , Buck, T. , Fletcher, M. and Li, N. (2016) The motivation of international entrepreneurship: the case of Chinese transnational entrepreneurs. International Business Review, 25(5), pp. 1103-1113. (doi: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2016.01.012)

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Abstract

The ventures of Transnational Entrepreneurs (TEs) are a new business phenomenon, representing a fluid context in which established arrangements may be expected to change. In terms of one particular relationship, motivation has been found to be a key construct in International Entrepreneurship (IE) research, with two established features of motivation comprising entrepreneurial vision and its implementation. At the same time, nationality has been found to be a consistent influence on entrepreneurial orientation through the impact of culture. Employing qualitative case study methods, this paper investigates these relationships in the new context of the internationalisation of Chinese TEs socially embedded in their host and home countries. Subtle changes in established patterns of IE motivation are detected, and Chinese cultural influence may also be weakening to meet the environment of host countries.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fletcher, Dr Margaret and Dimitratos, Professor Pavlos and Buck, Professor Trevor
Authors: Dimitratos, P., Buck, T., Fletcher, M., and Li, N.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:International Business Review
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0969-5931
ISSN (Online):1873-6149
Published Online:29 January 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Elsevier
First Published:First published in International Business Review 25(5):1103-1113
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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