The Path of a Successful Entrepreneurial Sojourner: A Case Study About Ilan Maimon

  • Călin Gurău
  • Erez Katz Volovelsky
  • Leo-Paul Dana
Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)


This chapter provides a comprehensive example of sojourning entrepreneurship. Using a combination of primary and secondary data, we present in detail the entrepreneurial evolution of Ilan Maimon, from his first business venture in Israel, to the present activities developed and managed in China. The rich description of the elements and factors that determined entrepreneurial success in every stage of his evolution, supported by verbatims, create a detailed overview of Mr. Maimon’s professional career as a manager and sojourner entrepreneur. Our research has relevance for entrepreneurs and organizations—indicating a roadmap for achieving success in China; policy-makers—to identify and apply the effective levers of action that support the activity of these bridgehead ventures for the mutual benefit of all the parties involved; and academics—who can apply our research framework to investigate similar entrepreneurial phenomena in other developing or developed countries.


Sojourner entrepreneurship China Professional evolution Diaspora entrepreneurship Personal Market and circumstantial success factors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Călin Gurău
    • 1
  • Erez Katz Volovelsky
    • 2
    • 3
  • Leo-Paul Dana
    • 1
  1. 1.Montpellier Business School, Montpellier Research in ManagementMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.Open University of HollandHeerlenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Tel Hai Academic CollegeKiryat ShmonaIsrael

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