In the last years the global economy has undergone dramatic changes. Developed economies face the problem of slow growth - if not recession - , the challenges of new players, such as the emerging countries, as well as a weaker entrepreneurial drive.
The new world order calls for a significant reshaping of competition and entrepreneurial paradigms in the developed countries. In this changing scenario, a better understanding of smaller firms’ and new ventures’ governance, strategies and business models is crucial in order to compete in the global marketplace. Also, some foundations of International Entrepreneurship Theory should be revised.
The 15th McGill Conference starts from these considerations and examines forces, influences, consequent changes and the dominant patterns of emerging issues in International Entrepreneurship.
Following the tradition established by the previous conferences since 1998, this meeting aims at bringing together different views from academic scholars, insightful practitioners and policy makers with an interest in the fields of international business, international small business, entrepreneurship, internationalisation and economic development.
Jean-François Hennart, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Peter W. Liesch, The University of Queensland, Australia
Patricia P. McDougall, Indiana University, US
Deadline for Submission of Extended Abstracts: May 11, 2012
Deadline for Submission of Completed Papers for Presentation: July 31, 2012