Journal of International Business Studies

, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 284–303

Internationalisation: conceptualising an entrepreneurial process of behaviour in time


DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400138

Cite this article as:
Jones, M. & Coviello, N. J Int Bus Stud (2005) 36: 284. doi:10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400138


This paper presents a three-stage process of conceptual development in response to the call for a unifying direction for research in the emergent field of international entrepreneurship. Drawing on classic approaches to internationalisation, and importing insight from entrepreneurship as a separate and distinct field of study, the paper develops three potential models of internationalisation as a time-based process of entrepreneurial behaviour. The models evolve from the simple through general to precise levels of conceptualisation. Research implications are discussed.


international entrepreneurshipentrepreneurshipinternationalisationtimeinternational new ventureborn globalinnovation

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Business and Management, University of GlasgowGlasgowScotland
  2. 2.Department of Marketing, University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand