Montreal Local Global Research Group and The John Molson School of Business present
Professor of Strategic Management
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 1 p.m.
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
Concordia University MB Building, Room MB 6.260
1450 Guy Street (corner of de Maisonneuve Blvd. West)
International Entrepreneurship in Internet-Enabled Markets
Despite the increasing numbers of businesses that are already using the internet to pursue international opportunities, and the latent potential for such activity from rising internet adoption levels, the international entrepreneurship literature has paid limited attention to the phenomenon. To address this gap, we review past research in international entrepreneurship, as well as the broader fields of entrepreneurship, international business, marketing, management and management information systems to identify firm-level resources that facilitate a greater degree of internationalization. We identify three internet-related firm-level resources that are predicted to increase the extent to which firms are likely to internationalize – online reputation, online technological capabilities, and online brand communities. We develop a propositional inventory of the identified relationships, identify measures expected to be useful to future scholars in this area, and present the implications of our review for future international entrepreneurship research.
Becky Reuber is Professor of Strategic Management at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. She’s held visiting academic positions at Dartmouth College, the University of Victoria, the Australian National University, and the University of Adelaide. She sits on the editorial board of several entrepreneurship journals, and is Associate Editor of Family Business Review. She’s active professionally, chairing SSHRC grant adjudication committees, sitting on the Toronto Board of Trade’s Access to Capital Task Force, and writing monthly articles for the Globe and Mail’s ReportOnBusiness.com website for entrepreneurial firms.
Becky’s entrepreneurship research has won awards from the Academy of Management, the International Council for Small Business, the Canadian Council of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, and the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada. She is currently engaged in several inter-related streams of research, examining investment by social venture funds, the development of reputation in young firms, internet-enabled internationalization, and the use of social media by entrepreneurs.
Informal Morning Session
On the evening of April 27, Dr. Reuber will also meet informally with interested MSc and PhD students from all universities. This session will be held in room MB 13.101, 1450 Guy Street (corner of de Maisonneuve Blvd. West) from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Coffee will be served. Please RSVP to Abdulrahman Chikhouni at a_chikho@jmsb.
concordia.ca to assist in planning for this morning session.Please direct any questions concerning these events to:Professor Mehdi Farashahi
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