Liudmila Ivvonen, an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at EMLV, and a member of the De Vinci Research Center offers an international business perspective on entrepreneurial mobility. Her single-authored paper, titled “Intersectional Perspective on Geographical Mobility Intentions of Entrepreneurs”, was shortlisted as one of four finalists for the Copenhagen Business School Prize at the 48th European International Business Academy (EIBA) Conference.
This award honors the best overall conference paper written by a young scholar (under 40 years old) in International Business. The study, which was conducted using a fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis, explores the combinations of conditions that lead to the geographical mobility intentions of entrepreneurs and contribute to the literature on entrepreneurial mobility and location choice.
An intersectional perspective on entrepreneurs’ plans to relocating their businesses
The study results reveal two distinct configurations that lead to the geographic mobility intentions of entrepreneurs, as well as one configuration that leads to their absence. The study’s unique approach of taking into account both individual differences and socio-political and economic attributes of locations provides a novel configurational explanation of the role of these factors in the geographical mobility intentions of entrepreneurs.
Migration and mobility are vital drivers of economic growth, reduced inequalities, and connected societies (Barker, 2019). Entrepreneurship, being a spatially uneven process, plays a crucial role in explaining the uneven economic development of regions and countries.
The findings of this study provide insight on the conditions and combinations of them that drive or hinder entrepreneurs from moving to different locations. This information is crucial for policymakers looking to design policies aimed at retention or attraction of entrepreneurs.
Overall, Liudmila Ivvonen‘s study provides a valuable contribution to the field of international business and highlights the importance of considering the intersection of individual differences and socio-political and economic attributes of locations when examining entrepreneurial mobility.
EIBA 2022: a look into “walking the talk” on sustainability
The Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy (EIBA) is a premier event for members of the organization, both current and future. This international gathering typically takes place in December at various European locations and occasionally outside of Europe.
It includes paper presentations, workshops, sessions, and panels on new and ongoing research and practice, providing a platform for the free exchange of ideas and open discussion among academics, young scholars, and professionals.
This conference is a must-attend event for anyone with a serious interest and involvement in International Business (IB).
This year’s edition of the conference is focused on taking concrete action toward a sustainable world. The world is facing growing concerns about the effects of greenhouse gas emissions on the climate, the impact of pandemics on global trade, and the destruction of ecosystems from the overuse of resources.
Both politicians and businesses are in agreement that something needs to be done, but there is uncertainty about what actions should be taken, how they should be implemented, and when.
The conference aims to explore questions such as: What should firms do to reduce their carbon footprint while still maintaining jobs and profits? How can actors minimize waste and use resources more efficiently to protect the sustainability of ecosystems? And when should firms make decisions to transform their businesses given the uncertainty of markets and the lack of clear guidance from global institutions?
The conference will also question: Are we walking the talk? What research and questions are needed to guide societies toward a sustainable economy? And how can international businesses facilitate rather than impede this change?