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Born-global social entrepreneurs

Don’t think for a moment that global entrepreneurship is for the private sector only! Today, no government, company or group, working alone, can solve a major issue. They have to work together.  They are called ‘born global social entrepreneurs’. Ageing population, unemployment, mental illness, cutting carbon emissions: solutions to these Continue Reading

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‘Entrepreneur’ as ‘UnderTaker’: Cultural definitions

Have you ever wondered why we use the French word entrepreneur instead of proper English cultural definition of entrepreneur? What is the cultural definition of entrepreneurship? The word entrepreneur is derived from the French entreprendre, meaning ‘to take in between’, or ‘to undertake’. English doesn’t really have its own word Continue Reading

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How to spot lucrative global opportunities

In many countries, it is nearly impossible to get the latest products introduced in the US market until they ‘diffuse’ down.  One Australian couple spotted lucrative global opportunities delivering US-introduced (but not yet internationally introduced) products to customers wanting it all now.  Melbourne’s Phillis Chan and Ben Chaung picked up Continue Reading

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Top ways to become born-global entrepreneurs

Recent research has shown changed attitudes towards this process. Today the focus is on small firms that begin exporting right from start-up. These are called ‘born global entrepreneurs’ and born again social entrepreneurs, who are exporters from the get-go.[1] Without the advent of global communications and transportation, they simply would not exist. Continue Reading

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Entrepreneurial ecocide

For thousands of years, entrepreneurs have raped and pillaged the environment with impunity. Today we might call it entrepreneurial ecocide, namely large-scale environmentally catastrophic business activities by an entrepreneur. Ecocide is also a term for killing a species in an ecosystem to disrupt its structure and function. However, it has Continue Reading

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Jihadist norm entrepreneurship: Ibrahim’s great idea

Warning:  This article may offend sensibilities because it deals with jihadist norm entrepreneurship.  Obviously, this is a fantasy teaching case to make a point. What is norm entrepreneurship? A small literature has emerged on norm entrepreneurship.  Norm entrepreneurs seek to change social norms.  If they are successful, they can cause Continue Reading

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