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A Systematic Review of International Entrepreneurship Special Issue Articles

Department of Business Technology and Entrepreneurship, Swinburne Business School, Faculty of Business and Law, Swinburne University of Technology, John Street, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, Australia
Faculty of Finance and Accounting, MTA-BGE Macroeconomic Sustainability Research Group, Budapest Business School—University of Applied Sciences, 1149 Budapest, Hungary
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Sustainability 2018, 10(10), 3476;
Received: 5 September 2018 / Revised: 22 September 2018 / Accepted: 23 September 2018 / Published: 28 September 2018
This paper investigates the body of international entrepreneurship knowledge to identify key trends, research directions and emerging research topics. First, 21 systematic and 6 non-systematic review articles published between 1998 and 2018 are reviewed. The analysis of these 27 review articles explores the trends and directions of development in the field, and provides a set of dimensions for evaluating the body of literature. A systematic review of 126 special issue articles using these dimensions proceeds with an assessment of the breadth and depth of international entrepreneurship special issue literature, and provides validation for the key areas and directions of development for international entrepreneurship research. Trends identified include the convergence between international business and entrepreneurship literatures, the focus on SME internationalization and various forms of international new ventures and born globals. Later years show the emergence of comparative international entrepreneurship and comparative entrepreneurial internationalization as research topics, emphasizing the importance of integrating empirical evidence between countries and contexts. There is a gap in the body of knowledge regarding emerging and transitional country contexts. There is also more room for comparative research that could also support the adaptation and development of context specific theories, providing a future direction for international entrepreneurship researchers. View Full-Text
Keywords: international entrepreneurship; systematic review; special issues international entrepreneurship; systematic review; special issues
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