International entrepreneurship: The pursuit of entrepreneurial opportunities across national borders

A. Rebecca Reuber*, Gary A. Knight, Peter W. Liesch, Lianxi Zhou

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In this editorial for the Special Issue on International Entrepreneurship, we inter-relate key concepts about the pursuit of opportunities from the entrepreneurship and international business literatures. In doing so, we consider the assessment of opportunities as an individual-level cognitive activity, the construction of opportunity as a firm-level innovative activity and the shaping of opportunity as an institutional-level structuring activity. We then extend the discussion to explore the notion of a distributed, global ecosystem of opportunities and opportunity seekers, which we believe may provide a platform for valuable future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-406
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of International Business Studies
Issue number4
Early online date18 Apr 2018
Publication statusPublished - May 2018


  • born global
  • ecosystem
  • entrepreneurship
  • foreign market entry
  • international entrepreneurship
  • international new venture
  • internationalization
  • internationalization theories and foreign market entry
  • opportunity
  • platform


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