International entrepreneurship in the post Covid world

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How will the world look post Covid-19? What is the role of international entrepreneurship (IE) in this new world? This article attempts to answer these two questions. It highlights the changes caused by Covid and how they might affect the scope and types of international entrepreneurial activities in years to come. It also discusses how international entrepreneurs are likely to operate and shape the emerging world order. The article concludes by outlining the implications of these changes for IE scholarship, offering an agenda for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101143
JournalJournal of World Business
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

Bibliographical note

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I am grateful for the suggestions of the editor and two anonymous reviewers. I have also benefited greatly from my discussions with Guo Bai, Garry Bruton, Andreas Engelen, Niron Hashai, Shameen Prashantam, Paul Vaaler and Patricia H. Zahra. The support of the Global Business Institute, Carlson School at the University of Minnesota is appreciated.

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© 2020 Elsevier Inc.


  • Covid-19
  • Digitalization
  • Innovation
  • Institutional change
  • International entrepreneurship
  • International new ventures (INVs)
  • Research agenda


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