Liabilities and benefits: Examining the two sides of the foreignness coin from entrepreneurial perspective

Date: Monday, 17 October 2016
Time: 12:00-01:00pm (Refreshments@11:45am)
Location : Charlton College of Business, CCB # 115
Admission: FREE


Professor Arpita Joardar

Department of Management & Marketing

Charlton College of Business

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth


Abstract: This paper provides an in-depth examination of foreignness at the individual level by studying it in the context of entrepreneurs. Based on data collected from 470 domestic and foreign entrepreneurs operating in the U.S., it was concluded that foreignness has a curvilinear relationship with entrepreneurial performance. There was also evidence of moderating effects of entrepreneurial orientation on the relationship between foreignness and performance. Implications of the findings are discussed.

Dr. Arpita Joardar is an Assistant Professor of Management. She received her Ph.D. in International Business with a Management concentration from the University of South Carolina. Before joining UMass Dartmouth, she taught at Clark University and the University of Texas-Pan American. Dr. Joardar’s research interests include cross-cultural group dynamics, foreignness issues, and entrepreneurship. She has published in various refereed journals such as Journal of International Management, International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, Journal of General Management etc. 

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