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  • PhD
  • Master of Philosophy


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Professor Sara McGaughey
Capacity Building Professor International Business
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Business & Law


How do entrepreneurs grow their new ventures across borders?  What role do key individuals or teams of entrepreneurs and their collective experiences, skills, relational capabilities and identities play in new venture success?  How do entrepreneurs identify and leverage external enablers to enhance new venture legitimacy and propel rapid internationalisation?  Are these external enablers ‘out there’ waiting to be harnessed, or can entrepreneurs shape their external environment through, for example, ‘institutional entrepreneurship’?  International Entrepreneurship is an area with many unanswered and exciting research questions. If it’s an area you’d like to explore with me, please get in touch.


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