McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference Series

The McGill international Entrepreneurship (MIE) conference series has traditionally examined frontier issues related to entrepreneurial internationalization and internationalization of the small and medium sized enterprise (SMEs).

International entrepreneurs and entrepreneurially-oriented firms have dominated the growth of the global economy in the past two decades. These firms deploy innovative and competitive strategies to achieve growth at home and global markets; they also force older firms to re-examine their past strategies and influence the dynamics of competition.

Hosted by: The Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal

In association with: The McGill International Executive Institute, The network of international entrepreneurship scholars ( and The Journal of International Entrepreneurship. 

Past Feature Speakers

Following the tradition established by the previous conferences since 1998, this conference aims to bring together leading-edge views of academic scholars, insightful practitioners and policy makers with interests in the fields of International Entrepreneurship to examine the potent forces and influences, consequent changes and the dominant pattern(s) of emerging developments in international entrepreneurship.

In previous plenary sessions, prominent scholars, including Zoltan Acs, Howard Aldrich, Paul Beamish, Nicole Coviello, Leo-Paul Dana, Hamid Etemad, Jean François Hennart, Jan Johanson, Jerome Katz, Peter Liesch, Benjamin Oviatt, Patricia McDougall, Tage Koed Madsen and Alan Rugman, among many others, presented provocative ideas in moving research frontiers forward.

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