Journal of International Entrepreneurship

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 187–215 | Cite as

Theoretical Foundations of an International Entrepreneurial Culture

  • Pavlos Dimitratos
  • Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki


The seeming absence of theoretical foundations in the international entrepreneurship (IE) field significantly accounts for the fragmentation of research in the area. We seek to address this deficiency through an exploration of the IE concept in the overall context in which it is embedded, namely organizational culture. We develop and discuss a conceptual framework of an International Entrepreneurial Culture, which consists of six interrelated dimensions: international market orientation, international learning orientation, international innovation propensity, international risk attitude, international networking orientation, and international motivation.

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  • Pavlos Dimitratos
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  1. 1.University of StrathclydeGlasgowUK

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