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Editorial: Global Entrepreneurship from the European Perspective


International  entrepreneurship or global entrepreneurship specifically examines and prioritises the role of the entrepreneur as a key factor in the internationalisation process of the firm or non-profit  organisations  (Wach  &  Wehrmann,  2014). Thus,  research  in international entrepreneurship emphesizes the "human factor".

International entrepreneurshipdescribes internationalisation as a "combination of innovative, pro-active, and risk-seeking behavior that crosses national borders and is intended to create value in organizations"  (McDougall  &  Oviatt,  2000,  p.  903).


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Author Biography

Krzysztof Wach

Editor-in-Chief, Cracow University of Economics, Poland

Associate professor at the Cracow University of Economics, Faculty of Economics and International Relations, Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Habilitated doctor of economics (DEcon) within the specialisation of international entrepreneurship (2013), PhD in management within the specialisation of small business management (2006), master in international economics (MIEcon) within the specialisation of international trade (2001)

his research interests include international entrepreneurship, international business, European businesses, family firms.

visiting professor in various American and European universities, including Grand Valley State University (Grand Rapids, USA), Roosevelt University (Chicago, USA), University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit, USA), Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, USA), Northumbria University (Newcastle, UK), Technical University of Cartagena (Spain)

member of international scientific societies, including: Academy of International Business (AIB), European International Business Academy (EIBA), Strategic Management Society (SMS), International Council for Small Business (ICSB), United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), Entrepreneurship Research and Education Network of Central European Universities (ERENET)

member of editorial boards of several scientific journals, including the annual "Przedsiębiorczość - Edukacja'/'Entrepreneurship - Education" (published by Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland); the bi-annual 'Journal of Entrepreneurship, Business and Economics' JEBE (PUblished by Scientificia); the quarterly 'Horyzonty Polityki'/'Horizons of Politics' (published by Jesuit University in Krakow, Poland); the editor-in-chief of the scientific quarterly 'Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review' EBER (published by Cracow University of Economics, Poland).

an OECD national expert for entrepreneurship since 2012, participant of various international education and research projects (e.g. Jean Monnet, Atlantis, International Visegrad Fund IVF, Central European Initiative CEI),

author of several books, including monographs and scholarly books, as well as practical guides for entrepreneurs and over 100 articles in the field of entrepreneurship and the internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises,


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  2. Klich, J. (2013). Editorial: Modern challenges for international business in Europe. Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review, 1(2), 5-6.
  3. McDougall, P.P, & Oviatt, B.M. (2000). International Entrepreneurship: The Intersection of Two Research Paths. The Academy of Management Journal, 43(5), 902-906.
  4. McDougall-Covin, P., Jones, M.V., & Serapio, M.G. (2014). High-potential concepts, phenomena, and theories for the advancement of entrepreneurship research. Entrepreneurship Theory
  5. and Practice, 38(1), 1-10.
  6. Wach, K. (2014). Internationalisation and globalisation as the wider context of Europeanisation processes from the macro- and microeconomic perspective. Horyzonty Polityki, 5(10), 11-30.
  7. Wach, K., & Wehrmann, C. (2014). Entrepreneurship in International Business: International Entrepreneurship as the Intersection of Two Fields. In (Eds.), A.S., Gubik, & K., Wach, International Entrepreneurship and Corporate Growth in Visegrad Countries. Miskolc: Miskolc University.
  8. Zucchella, A., & Scabini, P. (2007). International Entrepreneurship and Theoretical Foundations and Practice. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.


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