Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research book series, published by Emerald
Call for Book Chapters:
Volume 10: International Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets: Nature, Drivers, Barriers
Dr Mohamed Yacine Haddoud
Plymouth Business School, Plymouth, UK.
Professor Paul Jones
Swansea University, School of Management, Swansea, UK.
Dr Adah-Kole Emmanuel Onjewu
International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship, Coventry, UK.
International Entrepreneurship (IE) is typically defined as ‘the discovery, enactment, evaluation and
exploitation of opportunities across national borders to create future goods and services’ (Oviatt and
McDougall, 2005: 540). The patterns and development of IE is sustained by the ever increasing
globalisation of markets and growing export activities in emerging economies. Hence, the need for
scholarship to keep pace with IE issues within emerging markets has arisen (Kiss et al., 2012).
Moreover, an enduring critique of the general entrepreneurship literature is the narrow focus of studies
on developed countries to the detriment of emerging economies, with IE research following a similar
pattern (Zahra et al., 2014). The peril of this bias is the consequent formation of policy on the basis of
generalisations obtained only from developed contexts. Conversely, IE in emerging countries is likely
to be influenced by unique institutional and environmental factors that are much different from those in
developed countries (Kiss et al., 2012; Haddoud et al., 2018). Thus, inherent differences in developed
and emerging countries cast doubts over the validity of current theoretical perspectives from the former
used to explain IE trends in the latter.
Purpose and Topics
The present edition calls for works on international entrepreneurship in emerging countries. The call
specifically focuses on cross-border entrepreneurial behaviour and how firms discover, enact, evaluate
and exploit international opportunities. It is driven by major developments in the world economy and
recent calls in the literature compelling researchers to study IE issues in wider contexts (Kiss et al.,
2012; Haddoud et al., 2018). The book constitutes the 10th Volume of the Contemporary Issues in
Entrepreneurship Research book series published by Emerald.
We invite contributors to explore the following list of indicative but not conclusive topics:
1. Drivers and barriers of SMEs’ internationalisation
2. Choice of SMEs’ international mode of entry
3. SMEs’ export entry, performance and survival
4. The role of both local and foreign networks in shaping SMEs’ internationalisation process
5. The influence of managerial characteristics on SMEs’ internationalisation
6. The effect of institutional factors on SMEs’ internationalisation
7. The role of export promotion in assisting SMEs’ internationalisation
8. The (rapid) internationalisation of international new ventures
9. Novel methodologies to explain SMEs’ internationalisation
10. Longitudinal studies focusing on SMEs’ internationalisation patterns
11. Qualitative approaches to study SMEs’ internationalisation
October 31, 2018: Abstract Submission Deadline
November 15, 2018: Notification of Acceptance
February 28, 2019: Full Chapter Submission
April 15, 2019: Review Results Returned
May 30, 2019: Revised Chapters deadline
June 30, 2019: Final Decision Deadline
Abstracts should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Haddoud, M. Y., Nowinski, W., Jones, P., & Newbery, R. (2018). Internal and external determinants
of export performance: Insights from Algeria. Thunderbird International Business Review. (In Press).
Kiss, A. N., Danis, W. M., & Cavusgil, S. T. (2012). International entrepreneurship research in
emerging economies: A critical review and research agenda. Journal of Business Venturing, 27(2),
Oviatt, B. M., & McDougall, P. P. (2005). Defining international entrepreneurship and modeling the
speed of internationalization. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 29(5), 537-554.
Zahra, S. A., Wright, M., & Abdelgawad, S. G. (2014). Contextualization and the advancement of
entrepreneurship research. International Small Business Journal, 32(5), 479-500.
Mohamed Yacine Haddoud is a Lecturer in International Business at Plymouth University. His
research interests include small business management, and fuzzy-set analysis. Mohamed published
several articles in academic journals. He currently acts as the Chair of the International Entrepreneurship
track in the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and is the Co-editor of the International
Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research.
Adah-Kole Emmanuel Onjewu is a Lecturer in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at the International
Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship at Coventry University. He is an Associate Fellow of the
Higher Education Academy in the UK. His research interests are SME management, transformational
entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurial development and migrant
Paul Jones is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Swansea University. He has undertaken research in
entrepreneurial behaviour and small business management. He has published widely in academic
journals and is currently Editor-in-Chief for International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and
Research and Associate Editor for International Journal of Management Education.