Determinants of International Entrepreneurship of UK Companies

Maktoba Omar, Sonny Nwankwo, Darlington Richards

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Research indicates a positive correlation between firm-specific characteristics and international entrepreneurship, vis-a-vis the mode of market entry selected for overseas markets. Equally, the level of international entrepreneurial orientation is related to specific prevailing factors in the host markets. This paper considers the extent to which the nature of entry to overseas markets is predicated upon the existence of specific variables related to both the firm and the host markets. Regression analyses indicate strong positive relationships between competitive intensity, degree of standardisation, extent of market research and political risks. Conversely, negative relationships were found in relation to normative cultural constructs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalWorld Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
Issue number1
Early online date9 Dec 2007
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • international entrepreneurship
  • foreign markets
  • entry modes
  • UK companies
  • United Kingdom
  • market entry


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