Title

International Entrepreneurship and Capability Development: Qualitative Evidence and Future Research Directions

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2011

Abstract

In this article, we explore how new capabilities emerge and solidify in new ventures that are faced with fundamental uncertainty from their environment. To do so, we draw from the organizational and entrepreneurial literature on cognition and capabilities. Using initial qualitative evidence from a multifirm study in the context of new venture internationalization, we develop a cognition-based model of capability emergence in new ventures. Our findings extend the capability development and learning implications of internationalization to the fundamental character of organizing processes in start-ups. Moreover, we derive avenues for future entrepreneurship research on the origins and evolution of capabilities in new ventures.

Discipline

Business | Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations | Strategic Management Policy

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

Volume

35

Issue

1

First Page

11

Last Page

37

ISSN

1540-6520

Identifier

10.1111/j.1540-6520.2010.00421.x

Publisher

Wiley

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6520.2010.00421.x