Journal of International Business Studies

, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 284–303 | Cite as

Internationalisation: conceptualising an entrepreneurial process of behaviour in time

Article

Abstract

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.

Keywords

international entrepreneurship entrepreneurship internationalisation time international new venture born global innovation 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We thank Michael Mayer, Ben Oviatt, two JIBS reviewers and Arie Lewin, JIBS Editor-in-Chief, for their comments on this work. We are also grateful to conference participants at the Third Biennial McGill Conference on International Entrepreneurship and the 2002 Conference of the Australia–New Zealand International Business Academy.

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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