International entrepreneurship (IE) as a field of research has emerged at the intersection of internationalization and entrepreneurship theories. At this intersection it has come to emphasize the activities centered on international opportunities. International opportunities, then, are about value creation and competitive imperfections in international exchange. However, the activities of value creation in relation to international opportunity actualization have received limited attention. With a view that international opportunities take many forms and are generated in various of entrepreneurial processes, we develop theory-driven conceptualizations of international opportunities for future empirical probing. Building on knowledge of entrepreneurial opportunities in entrepreneurship research and prior research on international opportunities this study proposes four conceptualizations of value-creating international opportunities differentiating venture and market type of opportunities and opportunities of objective and subjective nature. The chapter concludes by discussing the implications of the different conceptualizations of international opportunities as different modes of value creation.
|Title of host publication||Value creation in international business|
|Subtitle of host publication||vol. 2: an SME perspective|
|Editors||Svetla Marinova, Jorma Larimo, Niina Nummela|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Nov 2016|