International entrepreneurial culture: toward a comprehensive opportunity-based operationalization of international entrepreneurship

Dimitratos, P. , Voudouris, I., Plakoyiannaki, E. and Nakos, G. (2012) International entrepreneurial culture: toward a comprehensive opportunity-based operationalization of international entrepreneurship. International Business Review, 21(4), pp. 708-721. (doi:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2011.08.001)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2011.08.001

Abstract

Despite the abundance of international entrepreneurship studies, there is a need to develop valid measures of the international entrepreneurship construct. Based on prior conceptual studies, we contribute to the literature by advancing a scale of the international entrepreneurial culture (IEC) that considers opportunity-based behavior; and, aims to capture the overarching context of international entrepreneurship. We followed established scale development practices and conducted a research on UK and US medium-sized firms. Our proposed six-dimensional operationalization of IEC, which sufficiently matches the initial conceptualization, consists of international entrepreneurial orientation; international market orientation; international motivation; international learning orientation; international networking orientation with competitors; and, international networking orientation with non-competitors. The main implication from this study is that international entrepreneurship scholars can use in future research these six dimensions of the encompassing IEC context rather than a confined international entrepreneurship construct.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dimitratos, Professor Pavlos
Authors: Dimitratos, P., Voudouris, I., Plakoyiannaki, E., and Nakos, G.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:International Business Review
Publisher:Pergamon
ISSN:0969-5931
Published Online:21 August 2011

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