International entrepreneurial mobility and innovation: Revisiting the phenomenon and future research directions

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International entrepreneurial mobility, the movement of entrepreneurs across border contexts, is the key channel for knowledge transfer and innovation development of both home and host country. Research on international entrepreneurial mobility comes from cross-disciplines, various theoretical perspectives, and mixed methodologies, thus when consolidated, results in highly fragmented, overlapping concepts and contradicting impact findings. Using multidisciplinary systematic review method synthesizing literatures from diaspora, returnee, migrant, expatriate, former MNC employee and transnational entrepreneurship, this study disentangles, maps out and examines current research issues in the linkage with innovation. The study also proposes future research direction and implication for international business and innovation research.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2023
Event65th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business 2023 - SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 5 Jul 20239 Jul 2023


Conference65th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business 2023
Abbreviated titleAIB 2023
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  • International entrepreneurial mobility
  • returnee entrepreneurs
  • diaspora entrepreneurs
  • migrant entrepreneurs
  • innovation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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