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Transnational Entrepreneurs: Exploiting of opportunities through networks

Ugochukwu Okechukwu, Catherine Uju LU (2012) ENTN09 20121
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
These theoretical reflections addresses the question of how networks can contribute to opportunity development among transnational entrepreneurs and an understanding of how transnational entrepreneurs come to be embedded in existing networks operating their home, host or even global market. Transnational entrepreneurs considered as immigrant entrepreneurs who conduct border-crossing business activities could facilitate development through exploiting opportunities in a globalizing economy. The purpose of this paper is to reflect on own practical business experiences which are currently highly influenced by these circumstances and apparently, it seems that there are not much theoretical contributions thinking and elaborated ad-hoc theories... (More)
These theoretical reflections addresses the question of how networks can contribute to opportunity development among transnational entrepreneurs and an understanding of how transnational entrepreneurs come to be embedded in existing networks operating their home, host or even global market. Transnational entrepreneurs considered as immigrant entrepreneurs who conduct border-crossing business activities could facilitate development through exploiting opportunities in a globalizing economy. The purpose of this paper is to reflect on own practical business experiences which are currently highly influenced by these circumstances and apparently, it seems that there are not much theoretical contributions thinking and elaborated ad-hoc theories on this subject. Additionally, this paper will reflect on my experience of using my network to develop a business opportunity as an international student participating in a start-up challenge. Approaching transnational entrepreneurship through globalized networks could facilitate development of further research that could respond to challenging questions like what kind of networks, under what circumstances and in which ways bring out what returns in the context of transnationalism and how entrepreneurs cultivate such networks. Such an approach will contribute to both research on transnational entrepreneurship and the larger entrepreneurship literature (Less)
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Ugochukwu Okechukwu, Catherine Uju LU
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ENTN09 20121
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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language
English
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2971588
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2012-11-14 12:40:04
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  abstract     = {These theoretical reflections addresses the question of how networks can contribute to opportunity development among transnational entrepreneurs and an understanding of how transnational entrepreneurs come to be embedded in existing networks operating their home, host or even global market. Transnational entrepreneurs considered as immigrant entrepreneurs who conduct border-crossing business activities could facilitate development through exploiting opportunities in a globalizing economy. The purpose of this paper is to reflect on own practical business experiences which are currently highly influenced by these circumstances and apparently, it seems that there are not much theoretical contributions thinking and elaborated ad-hoc theories on this subject. Additionally, this paper will reflect on my experience of using my network to develop a business opportunity as an international student participating in a start-up challenge. Approaching transnational entrepreneurship through globalized networks could facilitate development of further research that could respond to challenging questions like what kind of networks, under what circumstances and in which ways bring out what returns in the context of transnationalism and how entrepreneurs cultivate such networks. Such an approach will contribute to both research on transnational entrepreneurship and the larger entrepreneurship literature},
  author       = {Ugochukwu Okechukwu, Catherine Uju},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Transnational Entrepreneurs: Exploiting of opportunities through networks},
  year         = {2012},
}