International entrepreneurship orientation and internationalization of engineer-entrepreneurs

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Abstract

This study investigates the pertinent components of International entrepreneurship orientation (IEO) on the internationalization of engineer-entrepreneurs in Malaysian construction industry. The data was gathered using a set of questionnaire from 50 Malaysian engineer-entrepreneurs. The mean values indicate that the IEO components pertinent to successful internationalization of construction firms include monitoring the trend of export markets, seeking contact with international clients, exploring business opportunities abroad and improving products and business performance. These IEO components reflect the obligatory learning behavior indicating that the engineer-entrepreneurs need to seek knowledge on the international market, as well as to create contacts and networking with relevant acquaintances for fruitful internationalization. This study contributes guidelines for firms to engage with global expansion that may benefit the economic development of a nation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-384
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Business and Management Science
Volume8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Entrepreneurs
International entrepreneurship
Engineers
Internationalization
Construction industry
Economic development
Business performance
Questionnaire
Networking
Monitoring
Export markets
Learning behavior
International markets

Keywords

  • Construction industry
  • Entrepreneurship orientation
  • International entrepreneurship
  • Internationalization process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics and Econometrics

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