Assessing the Impact of Social Structures in International Opportunity Recognition: A Case Study of Brazilian Technology Firms

Nuno Arroteia, Khalid Hafeez

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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to ascertain how the recognition of opportunities by entrepreneurs concerning international markets was influenced by the systemic effect of the social structures in which they were immersed, such as individual cognitive frames, institutions and networks. A case study approach is adopted to analyse seven Brazilian technology firms. Our findings reveal that entrepreneurs benefited from the institutional structures financially and in the form of support services, as well as networking with customers and partners. Social connections and international experiential knowledge were also determinant for the outcome. Entrepreneurs individually and collectively have influenced institutional policies to help them in identifying opportunities abroad. Likewise, entrepreneurs’ cognitive frames have also shaped network formation. The results of the paper provide guidelines for researchers and practitioners developing initiatives towards supporting the internationalization of new ventures from emerging markets.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets: Nature, Drivers, Barriers and Determinants
EditorsMohamed Haddoud, Adah-Kole Onjewu, Paul Jones
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
Volume10
StateIn preparation - 2019

Publication series

NameContemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
Volume10

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Social structure
Entrepreneurs
Opportunity recognition
Emerging markets
New ventures
Institutional structure
Network formation
Internationalization
Experiential knowledge
Networking
Support services
International markets

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Arroteia, N., & Hafeez, K. (2019). Assessing the Impact of Social Structures in International Opportunity Recognition: A Case Study of Brazilian Technology Firms. Manuscript in preparation. In M. Haddoud, A-K. Onjewu, & P. Jones (Eds.), International Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets: Nature, Drivers, Barriers and Determinants (Vol. 10). (Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research; Vol. 10). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Assessing the Impact of Social Structures in International Opportunity Recognition: A Case Study of Brazilian Technology Firms. / Arroteia, Nuno; Hafeez, Khalid.

International Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets: Nature, Drivers, Barriers and Determinants. ed. / Mohamed Haddoud; Adah-Kole Onjewu; Paul Jones. Vol. 10 Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2019. (Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research; Vol. 10).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Arroteia, N & Hafeez, K 2019, Assessing the Impact of Social Structures in International Opportunity Recognition: A Case Study of Brazilian Technology Firms. in M Haddoud, A-K Onjewu & P Jones (eds), International Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets: Nature, Drivers, Barriers and Determinants. vol. 10, Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research, vol. 10, Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Arroteia N, Hafeez K. Assessing the Impact of Social Structures in International Opportunity Recognition: A Case Study of Brazilian Technology Firms. In Haddoud M, Onjewu A-K, Jones P, editors, International Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets: Nature, Drivers, Barriers and Determinants. Vol. 10. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. 2019. (Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research).
Arroteia, Nuno ; Hafeez, Khalid. / Assessing the Impact of Social Structures in International Opportunity Recognition: A Case Study of Brazilian Technology Firms. International Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets: Nature, Drivers, Barriers and Determinants. editor / Mohamed Haddoud ; Adah-Kole Onjewu ; Paul Jones. Vol. 10 Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2019. (Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research).
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