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Entrepreneurship Global & international entrepreneurship

Building on our longer-term experience in the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (entrepreneurial conditions and activity in 69 economies), the Hunter Centre is now engaged in GUESSS, the Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students‘  Survey. This explores entrepreneurial career decisions of students at 500 universities in 26 countries and is led by University of St Gallen, Switzerland.

We're also involved in STEP, working on successful trans-generational family business development in 37 nations led by Babson College, USA.

Our current research and projects

Jonathan Levie co-directs Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) in the UK and was Associate Coordinator of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) in its founding year. Jonathan’s research in this area focuses on global and national conditions for entrepreneurship, including regulatory frameworks, and entrepreneurial activity.

Hunter Centre staff have also studied international patterns on entrepreneurial networking (Sarah Dodd), global knowledge work (Katerina Nicolopoulou), and entrepreneurial capital (Eleanor Shaw and Sara Carter).

Internationalisation of entrepreneurial firms is a further dimension of this theme, which several scholars from the Hunter Centre have addressed. Lucrezia Casulli studies opportunity creation and the internationalisation process in SMEs. Stoyan Stoyanov concentrates on the special case of diaspora (migrant) entrepreneurs engaging in international business activities.

Our researchers also participate in a range of international research projects:

  • business start-up and growth rated (funded by the EU)
  • enterprise diversity, farm-based innovation, and family business succession (funded by funding councils in Norway)
  • entrepreneurial philanthropy (funded in New Zealand)

Key publications

Global Entrepreneurship

Levie, J., Autio, E., Acs, Z. and Hart, M. (2014) Global Entrepreneurship and Institutions: An Introduction. Small Business Economics 42:437–444.

Amorós, J. E., Bosma, N., & Levie, J. (2013). Ten years of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: accomplishments and prospects. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, 5(2), 120-152.

Levie, J., & Autio, E. (2011). Regulatory burden, rule of law, and entry of strategic entrepreneurs: An international panel study. Journal of Management Studies, 48(6), 1392-1419.

Ibeh, K. and Carter, S. (2008). Perspectives on Women, Globalisation, and Global Management. Journal of Business Ethics. Vol. 83, No. 1, pp 1-3.

International Entrepreneurship

Dimitratos, P., Lioukas, S., & Carter, S. (2004). The relationship between entrepreneurship and international performance: the importance of domestic environment. International Business Review, 13(1), 19-41.

Georgiou, C., Dodd, S. D., Andriopoulos, C., & Gotsi, M. (2011). Exploring the potential impact of colonialism on national patterns of entrepreneurial networking. International Small Business Journal, 0266242611404261.

Dodd, S. D., Jack, S., & Anderson, A. R. (2013). From admiration to abhorrence: the contentious appeal of entrepreneurship across Europe. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 25(1-2), 69-89.

Diaz Garcia Maria Cristina, Shaw Eleanor, Carter Sara, Entrepreneurial capital and firm performance: gendered experiences in North and South Europe International Review of Entrepreneurship Vol 7, No. 4, (2009)

Global knowledge work and workers : new directions from diversity and equality perspectives Nicolopoulou Katerina, Karatas-Ozkan Mine, Ahu Tatli, Equal Opportunities International Vol 26, No. 8, (2007)

Global knowledge work and workers Nicolopoulou Katerina, Karatas-Ozkan Mine, Tatli Ahu, Equal Opportunities International Vol 26, No. 8, pp. 872-878 (2007)

International entrepreneurship: exploring the logic and utility of individual experience through comparative reasoning approaches Jones Marian V, Casulli Lucrezia, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (2014) 38(1), 45-69.

Exploring opportunity creation in internationalising SMEs:evidence from Scottish firms Casulli Lucrezia, In : Internationalisation, erntrepreneurship and the smaller firm pp. 20-36 (2009) Jones,M, Dimitratos, P, Fletcher, M and Young, S, (eds) Edward Elgar, Cheltenham