Our research finds that even before a start-up has formed, a combination of the entrepreneur’s willingness and ability to internationalize determines the likelihood that an entre- preneur will in fact internationalize. Even before a venture is launched, entrepreneurs already have an internationalization mindset that influences their engagement in internationali- zation activities later on in the entrepreneurial process. Two hundred and thirteen early-stage entrepreneurs in a business accelerator participated in this research. Using intake data, we mapped their entrepreneurial internationalization mind- set profiles. Two years after intake, we observed the actual internationalization behavior of the firms. We discuss the implications of our research for entrepreneurship policy makers, support organizations, business accelerators, and entrepreneurs.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal of the International Council for Small Business|
|Early online date||5-Aug-2022|
|Publication status||Published - 25-Apr-2023|
- Early internationalization