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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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Finding Your Own Personal Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

What is your personal entrepreneurial ecosystem?  Just as an ecosystem in the physical environment is a balanced, interdependent quasi-stable community of organisms living together, so its industrial analogue is the business ecosystem, which is a ‘balanced, quasi-stable collection of interdependent firms belonging to the same economy’.  We can refer to 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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