Special Issue "Technological Entrepreneurship, Internationalization of High-Tech Companies, and International e-Business"

A special issue of Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research (ISSN 0718-1876). This special issue belongs to the section "Entrepreneurship, Innovation, FinTech Accounting and Industry 4.0".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Wach
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Department of International Trade, Cracow University of Economics, Rakowicka 27, 31-510 Krakow, Poland
Interests: international entrepreneurship; international business; international marketing; global strategies; entrepreneurship and innovation; family firms; entrepreneurship education; EU studies
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Prof. Dr. Agnieszka Głodowska
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Department of International Trade, Cracow University of Economics, Rakowicka 27, 31-510 Krakow, Poland
Interests: international business (internationalization; risk and finance; market analysis); international entrepreneurship (entrepreneurial internationalization; comparative study of international entrepreneurship; entrepreneurial orientation); international economics (international economic relations; international trade)

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

An increasing amount of attention has recently been paid to the recognition of firms according to the level of their technological advancement. On this basis, we can isolate so-called high-tech firms, also defined as high-technology firms. Steenhuis and Bruijn (2006) proposed four dimensions of the use of high-tech technology: (i) industry-based, (ii) firm-based, (iii) product-based, and (iv) lifecycle-based. When we talk about the high-tech industry, however, high-tech firms and high-tech products and these four categories are interrelated and interlinked. The very essence of high-tech enterprises is superbly reflected in the specific features of these firms, which distinguish them from other firms. The significance of technology, including high-tech enterprises, for the economic growth of a country is obvious. In the literature on the subject, there is a common agreement that innovativeness, knowledge, technologies, human capital, and specifically the fundamental elements making up the core of high-tech enterprises are causative forces of long-term changes in the economy (Nadiri, 1993; Coe and Helpman, 1995; Bassanini, Scarpetta and Hemmings, 2001; Khan and Lunitel, 2006). Technology-based firms, particularly those operating in high-tech industries, operate in a deep inter-relationship among the processes of internationalization, innovation, and entrepreneurship (Onetti et al. 2012). Recently, many scholars have focused on the issues surrounding the internationalization of activities in the high-tech industry, focusing on technology-based born globals (Daszkiewicz, 2019) or the innovation behavior of high-tech industries (Wach, 2016; Liu et al. 2019), with the issues around the key role that high-tech firms operating across borders play attracting particular research interest.

Therefore, the goal of this Special Issue in the Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research is to advance theoretical and applicative research in all fields of technological entrepreneurship and internationalization of high-tech firms. As such, the Special Issue offers a venue for papers that help to increase our understanding of how specific international business in high-tech industries is.

Topics

The Special Issue welcomes contributions in the following topics but is not limited to them:

  • Internationalization of high-tech businesses;
  • International entrepreneurship in high-tech industries;
  • Internationalization of high-tech industries;
  • Innovation and R&D in international business;
  • Internationalization of R&D in multinational corporations;
  • Internationalization of pharmaceutical and biotech companies;
  • Technological entrepreneurship and e-entrepreneurship;
  • Social media and digital marketing in international business;
  • International e-business, international e-commerce, international e-marketing;
  • Electronic commerce in international trade;
  • Cross-cultural management and diversity in international e-commerce.

Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Wach
Prof. Dr. Agnieszka Głodowska
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • high-tech industries
  • internationalization of high-tech businesses
  • e-entrepreneurship
  • technological entrepreneurship
  • e-business
  • e-commerce
  • e-trade
  • e-economy
  • international business
  • international entrepreneurship
  • internationalization innovation and R&D

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Decision Factors behind Cisco Networking Hardware Acceptance in Business Environments
J. Theor. Appl. Electron. Commer. Res. 2021, 16(4), 1097-1119; https://doi.org/10.3390/jtaer16040062 - 23 Mar 2021
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Networking hardware might be considered a relatively unexposed enabler of the enormous success of the modern digital economy, and information technology of a global reach. The COVID-19 traffic spike across e-commerce portals puts further pressure on computer network component vendors and raises the [...] Read more.
Networking hardware might be considered a relatively unexposed enabler of the enormous success of the modern digital economy, and information technology of a global reach. The COVID-19 traffic spike across e-commerce portals puts further pressure on computer network component vendors and raises the bar regarding both performance and reliability. Therefore, the authors undertake a challenge of identifying factors influencing the level of Cisco switches acceptance among network administrators in business environments. To achieve that, Structural Equation Modelling is introduced. The feedback gathered from 205 study contributors enabled the authors to evaluate the significance of two domain-specific factors—Technological Innovation (TI) and Availability of Professional Training (APT). The APT was confirmed to have a significant impact on networking hardware acceptance. The study contributes to extending the decision-making rationale regarding the procurement of networking switches and shows the added value of technology-oriented professional training for job satisfaction and working efficiency. Full article
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