- International entrepreneurship
- Co-citation analysis
The abundant academic literature on international entrepreneurship hasattracted the attention of many researchers in various fields (international business,entrepreneurship, management, marketing, to mention a few). A debate has beenopened on whether international entrepreneurship is indeed a field. In this article, weseek to contribute to this debate. We applied a bibliometric analysis to 567 articles oninternational entrepreneurship published during the 1989–February 2015 period. Themain indices that this is an emerging field are as follows: a concentration of publicationson central contributors and universities, key dates of social events, the creation ofa journal dedicated to the topic and a strong identity of keywords. A co-citation analysisshows that the international entrepreneurship field is structured on a stable body ofreferences, organised into five key clusters, distinct from its mother disciplines: internationalbusiness and entrepreneurship. Our work helps to identify the paradigmaticapproaches that structure international entrepreneurship.