Sunday, September 7, 2014

Call for papers: International entrepreneurship: New perspectives in International Business Research

Journal of Entrepreneurship Management and Innovation” (JEMI), vol. 10
One of the special issue of 2015 will focus on:

International entrepreneurship: New perspectives in International Business Research 

The concept of 'international entrepreneurship' (IE), as one can assume, was used for the first time in the doctoral dissertation of Tomas Otto Kohn in 1988 at Harvard. It is most probably that it was published for the first time in the work of J.F. Morrow in the same year. A year later, this notion appears in scientific publications by various authors, including P.P. McDougall , who together with B.M. Oviatt developed this theory in the following years. It can therefore be assumed that the current international entrepreneurship as an area of research is only 25-30 years old, although its intensive development occurred only in the first decade of the 21st century, that is, de facto, a few years ago. IE has been developing very intensively, however it must be admitted that, apart from some elements of this school, it is still quite poorly explored and described field in the literature.
The special issue seeks papers that discuss and analyse:
  • international entrepreneurship as a new field of research, 
  • international entrepreneurship vs. international business,
  • international entrepreneurship school vs. theory of internationalisation of firms
  • traditional versus rapid internationalisation of firms, 
  • role of the entrepreneur in the process of internationalisation of firms,
  • internationalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs vs. LEs),
  • internationalisation of family businesses,
  • recognising and exploring international business opportunities,
  • entry modes and internationalisation patterns of firms, 
  • international strategies of Central European small businesses (SMEs vs. LEs),
  • international competitiveness of Central European small businesses (SMEs vs. LEs),
  • internationalisation of Central European small businesses (SMEs vs. LEs),
  • int’l entrepreneurship vs. int’l management and int’l marketing.
Contributors are welcome to propose other topics that meet the objectives of this issue.

Guest editor: 

Prof. Krzysztof Wach, PhD
Cracow University of Economics, Poland

Paper submission:

Papers should be submitted before the end of October 2014 to JEMI, at: They must be in sufficient detail for the referees to judge their meaning and value. Submissions must be in English, should normally be no more than 15 pages in length (up to 8000 words), and follow the submission requirements posted on the JEMI website at Notifications of acceptance will be sent to authors within one-two months.

Best regards,
Krzysztof Wach

Prof. UEK dr hab. Krzysztof Wach
Associate Professor in International Entrepreneurship
Head of the Centre for Strategic & Int'l Entrepreneurship

Cracow University of Economics (CUE / UEK)
Faculty of Economics and International Relations
Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
ul. Rakowicka 27, 31-510 Krakow, Poland
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