2017 - McGill Conference on International Entrepreneurship Aug 30th-Sept 1st

Speed, Diversity & Complexity in International Entrepreneurship

The 21st McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference will be jointly hosted by the Marketing Discipline and the Whitaker Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway.


National University of Ireland, Galway is proud to host the 21st McGill International Entrepreneurship (MIE) Conference.  The MIE conference is designed to bring together state-of-the art research from the fields of International Entrepreneurship(IE), SMEs and international business. Empirical and conceptual research papers related to the following topics are welcomed, but are not limited to:

  • Migrant and Diaspora Entrepreneurs in IE
  • International New Venture (INV) Creation and Business Model Development
  • Digital Business Models in IE
  • Knowledge transfer in IE 
  • IE in emerging markets
  • Impact of social relationships in IE
  • Internationalization processes in IE: Networks and patterns of INV
  • Business relationships and alliances between INVs and multi-national companies
  • Supply and Value Chain Management and International Purchasing
  • De-internationalization and its consequences
  • Role and impact of the board of directors on internationalization process in SMEs
  • Financing strategies in IE
  • Strategic Resource Management in IE: Developing Human Capital and Intellectual Capital
  • International Entry mode strategies 
  • Methodological issues in IE research
  • Cross-national comparisons of internationally-oriented entrepreneurs
  • Technological Challenges and opportunities for IE
  • International Social Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing Strategies and Branding in IE
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing in IE
  • International Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Actions
  • International Growth of SMEs
  • Role of Institutional, stakeholders and networks actors in IE
  • Rapid internationalization across different industry contexts
  • New Product Development and Innovation Processes in IE
  • Academic IE in Universities and Higher Education Institutions
  • BG /INV in regional and economic development
  • Other topics relevant to the theme of the conference

We will also be hosting a Special Session on ‘Born Globals and International New Ventures - Implications for Policy’, and  invite papers on this theme.

Academic Guest Speakers

Keynote speaker
Professor Alistair R Anderson
, Robert Gordon University, Scotland

Plenary speakers
Professor Hamid Etemad, McGill University, Canada
Professor Antonella Zucchella, University of Milan, Italy

Doctoral Colloquium Keynote Speaker: Professor Olli Kuivalainen, University of Manchester, UK, and Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. 


Key Dates

Abstract submission and registration is now open

May 15th 2017 - Abstract submission deadline

June 5th 2017 - Feedback / Notification of acceptance

June 16th 2017 - Early Bird registrations close

July 3rd 2017 - Submission deadline for full papers

Late Registrations

June 16th 2017 - Any remaining rooms reserved at the conference hotels will be released

June 16th 2017 - Late registration fees apply after this date

Conference Chair

Dr. Natasha Evers,
Marketing Discipline,
JE Cairnes School of Business & Economics,
NUI Galway,

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