Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice

This scholarly journal publishes original papers and conceptual and empirical articles in the field of entrepreneurship, including national and international studies of enterprise creation, small business management, minority issues in entrepreneurship, and more.

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 1, January

A Tale of Two Politico-Economic Systems: Implications for Entrepreneurship in Central and Eastern Europe
Following the collapse of socialism in the late 1980s, Central and Eastern European countries initiated attempts to adopt capitalist economic frameworks and promote entrepreneurship. However, persistent economic difficulties and high levels of unemployment...
Contrasting Entrepreneurial Economic Development in Emerging Latin American Economies: Applications and Extensions of Resource-Based Theory
Emerging economies face daunting economic development challenges. Economists and management consultants have generally suggested global solutions that typically focus solely on foreign direct investment. Yet a resource-based theory approach offers...
Corporate Entrepreneurship as Resource Capital Configuration in Emerging Market Firms
Network-based resource capital such as political capital, social capital, and reputational capital are critical in providing firms with special access to various resources and legitimacy in emerging markets. However, how these generic nonmarket forms...
Country of Origin and Foreign IPO Legitimacy: Understanding the Role of Geographic Scope and Insider Ownership
Foreign firms from emergent economies are increasingly seeking equity capital in developed economies like the United States. Utilizing institutional, signaling, and agency theories this research examines the legitimacy of foreign IPOs (initial public...
Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies: Where Are We Today and Where Should the Research Go in the Future
Emerging economies are characterized by an increasing market orientation and an expanding economic foundation. The success of many of these economies is such that they are rapidly becoming major economic forces in the world. Entrepreneurship plays...
Environmental Perceptions and Scanning in the United States and India: Convergence in Entrepreneurial Information Seeking?
Drawing on institutional theory and entrepreneurial cognition, we test the environmental perception-scanning framework in the United States and India. The results suggest that culture and transition context help explain scanning frequency, but entrepreneurs...
Environmental Shocks and SME Alliance Formation Intentions in an Emerging Economy: Evidence from the Asian Financial Crisis in Indonesia
Environmental shocks can occur when emerging country governments open their markets to outside influences. We extend research conducted primarily in mature economies on how managers react to environmental shocks by evaluating how environmental shock...
Exploring an Inverted U-Shape Relationship between Entrepreneurial Orientation and Performance in Chinese Ventures
The critical role of entrepreneurial orientation (EO) in firm performance has been widely studied in the U.S. context. However, the examination of this key construct in emerging regions such as China has been very limited. In this article, we hypothesize...
Institutional Environments for Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Emerging Economies in Eastern Europe
In this article, we sought to empirically validate an instrument for measuring country institutional profiles for the promotion of entrepreneurship in a sample of 254 business students from three emerging economies: Bulgaria, Hungary, and Latvia. Results...
Returnee Entrepreneurs, Science Park Location Choice and Performance: An Analysis of High-Technology SMEs in China
Building on an asset complementarity perspective, human capital and social capital measures are used to examine the science park location decisions of returnee entrepreneurs and the performance of their ventures. The study uses a unique, hand-collected...
What Drives New Ventures to Internationalize from Emerging to Developed Economies?
The internationalization of new ventures from emerging economies to developed economies remains an unfilled gap at the intersection of the literature between international entrepreneurship and strategy in emerging economies. What drives some (but not...