International Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets: Contexts, Behaviours, and Successful Entry aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of international entrepreneurship in emerging markets. This collection of prominent, context-based chapters focuses on entrepreneurial activities in SMEs and analyses a specific dimension of international entrepreneurship in countries belonging to emerging markets. In a constantly evolving international business context, economies can play a crucial role in the promotion and support of firms looking for expanding their market globally. As such, internationalisation, considered as among the most challenging strategies, can provide an opportunity for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) to seek for performance and growth. In this vein, although international business literature has prominently focused on developed countries, the contribution of emerging markets (EMs) has become as increasingly important contenders on the global scene. Emerging markets are known as growing fast economies, in which they provide an opportunity for SMEs to operate. Therefore, entrepreneurial firms, SMEs in particular, can take advantage of the context unique characteristics of emerging markets to successfully operate and grow not only in domestic but also in international markets. This book is essential reading for researchers, scholars, and practitioners seeking international entrepreneurial activities related to emerging markets.

chapter |3 pages


Towards entrepreneurial internationalisation in emerging markets
ByVahid Jafari-Sadeghi, Léo-Paul Dana

part Part I|102 pages

International entrepreneurship and emerging markets

chapter 1|22 pages

Emerging markets and multiple sectors for entrepreneurship

A multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder analysis
ByPaolo Biancone, Davide Calandra, Federico Lanzalonga, Razieh Sadraei

chapter 2|29 pages

International entrepreneurial marketing drivers in emerging economies

An individual-level analysis
ByHasan Boudlaie, Mohammad Hosein Kenarroodi, Sabihe Shamsi

chapter 3|26 pages

Towards sustainable social media-based international entrepreneurship during the COVID-19 pandemic

What are the challenges in an emerging country?
ByAli Asghar Abbasi Kamardi, Amir Salimi, Sarah Motallebi, Zeinab Khavari

part Part II|188 pages

Entrepreneurial internationalisation from emerging markets

chapter 5|20 pages

Human capital and entrepreneurial career choices of immigrants originating from emerging economies

The liability of foreignness perspective
ByShayegheh Ashourizadeh, Mehrzad Saeedikiya, Zeynab Aeeni, Mahan Poorhosseinzadeh

chapter 6|22 pages

International entrepreneurship and the role of stakeholders

Ghanaian firms' practices in export markets
ByGloria Sraha, Dave Crick, Revti Raman Sharma, James M. Crick

chapter 7|20 pages

Women entrepreneurs in emerging markets

Entrepreneurial intention for internationalisation opportunities
BySundas Hussain

chapter 8|16 pages

Exploring antecedents of international entrepreneurship

Focus on orientation perspectives in South Africa
ByAntony Itayi Jongwe, Godfrey Thabe Sono

chapter 9|19 pages

Entry mode decisions in international business

The case of Moroccan SMEs in sub-Saharan Africa
ByOumaima Chamchati, Mohamed Nabil El Mabrouki

chapter 10|19 pages

Knowledge sharing and achieving competitive advantage in international environments

The case of Iranian digital start-ups
ByMehdi Tajpour, Aidin Salamzadeh, Veland Ramadani, Ramo Palalić, Elahe Hosseini

chapter 11|31 pages

Women caregiverpreneurs

A silver bullet for global ageing
ByShaista Noor, Filzah Md Isa, Mohar Yusof

chapter 12|18 pages

The influence of organisational capabilities on international entrepreneurship performance

The mediating role of market entry mode
ByNima Garousi Mokhtarzadeh, Ismail Jafarpanah, Hannan Amoozad Mahdiraji

chapter 13|21 pages

Exploring critical challenges in international entrepreneurial orientation

Evidence of immigrant-owned SMEs in an emerging market
ByMojtaba Rezaei, Alberto Ferraris, Hamid Erfanian Khanzadeh

part Part III|68 pages

Emerging markets as a destination for international entrepreneurial operations

chapter 14|19 pages

Illusion and deprivation of control

Entrepreneurial practices of SMEs during their internationalisation in Russia
ByIrina Nikolskaja Roddvik, Birgit Leick

chapter 15|17 pages

In support of Dunning's eclectic paradigm

A look at emerging market SME internationalisation to Nigeria
ByFolajimi Ashiru, Oluwasola Oni

chapter 16|30 pages

Analysing characteristics of entrepreneurial internationalisation during the economic crisis

Iran's emerging market as a destination for international entrepreneurship
ByAli Zamani Babgohari, Farshid Jahanshahee Nezhad, Mohammadreza Taghizadeh-Yazdi