Transnational entrepreneurs are individuals who migrate from one country to another, concurrently maintaining business-related linkages with their countries of origin and their adopted countries and communities. Once thought of as contributing primarily to ethnic enterprise and small business, they are recognized now as playing a leading role around the world in important start-ups and high technology ventures. Transnational and Immigrant Entrepreneurship in a Globalized World brings together leading international scholars from a cross-disciplinary basis to examine the economic, social, regulatory, technological, and theoretical issues related to the impact of transnational entrepreneurs on business and economic development. Drawing on the work of French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu and other international perspectives, the scholars in this volume examine both theory and case studies to discuss how entrepreneurial activity relates to international business, economic development, and the institutional and regulatory implications of globalization.
Benson Honig is a professor and Teresa Cascioli Chair in Entrepreneurial Leadership in the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. Israel Drori is a professor in the School of Business at the College of Management Academic Studies. Barbara Carmichael is a professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and director of the NeXt Research Centre (Centre for the Study of Entrepreneurship and Nascent Technology) at Wilfrid Laurier University.