Internationalization as an entrepreneurial process


When firms cross-borders it is, by definition, internationalization. We believe that often internationalization should be seen as either a by-product of a firm’s efforts to improve its position within its network or networks, or as the result of an entrepreneurial action. We consider three theoretical approaches as a starting point and breathe life into them with a rich case study. We suggest adjustments to Johanson and Vahlne’s business network internationalization process model, an update of the Uppsala internationalization process model, to emphasize the entrepreneurial aspects of the process.

Journal or Publication:
Journal of International Entrepreneurship
Authors:
Schweizer, Roger
Vahlne, Jan-Erik
Johanson, Jan
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Year Published
2010
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