International Entrepreneurship


New Frontiers In International Entrepreneurship, Dunedin, New Zealand, 5-7 Dec 2008; Deadline 4 Aug

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Theme: New Frontiers In International Entrepreneurship (IE):
Bridging the gaps between North & South and East & West

Hosted by the Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Otago, Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND
December 5 – 7, 2008

Deadline for Submission Extended Abstracts: August 4, 2008
Deadline for Submission of Completed Papers for Presentation: October 13, 2008

8 December 2008 – Practitioner Workshops

The MIE 2008 Conference theme seeks to stimulate lively discussion of a number of issues and challenges facing the international entrepreneurship discipline. In particular, we invite papers that address the challenges facing entrepreneurs in developed and developing economies as they address economic, cultural, social, political and environmental challenges to the growth and development of their innovative ventures. Possible topics for empirical and theoretical research papers include (but are not limited to):

  • Successful strategies for increased competitiveness of SMEs in emerging global markets
  • Impact of entrepreneurially oriented firms on economic development
  • Cross-national comparisons of growth patterns of internationally oriented firms
  • Impact of national and regional policies on international entrepreneurship (IE)
  • Environmental issues and IE
  • Social issues and IE
  • Ethnic entrepreneurship and IE
  • Family business and IE
  • Gender issues and IE
  • Patterns of internationalization in smaller entrepreneurial firms
  • Impact of industrial clusters and/or networks on internationalizing SMEs
  • Developing the key capabilities of internationalizing SMEs
  • Social entrepreneurship in developed or developing economies
  • Other topics of relevance to the Conference theme

In short, through addressing these issues, the International Entrepreneurship discipline will ensure its relevance to researchers, practitioners and policy-makers in developed and developing economies. The organisers of the MIE 2008 Conference welcome contributions from authors that address these key issues. Through the conference we hope that delegates will develop valuable insights, a deeper understanding and a sense of how to advance our discipline in these important areas.

Brendan Gray
Conference Co-ordinator
Eleanor McLachlan