Entrepreneurial migration: its characteristics, causes and effects


Special issue call for papers from Journal of Enterprising Communities:
People and Places in the Global Economy

Guest Editors

Professor Mai Thi Thanh Thai:  HEC Montréal
Professor Ekaterina Turkina: HEC Montréal

The forces of the current globalizing economy intensify entrepreneurial
migration, which on one hand contributes to business formation and diversity
of enterprising communities, but on the other hand poses certain challenges
for host countries as well as for home countries. Entrepreneurs as migrants,
immigrant communities, and their connections with their home countries are
under-represented in the entrepreneurship literature. Therefore, the aim of
the current call for papers is to provide an in-depth assessment of the
causes, effects and processes in the domain of entrepreneurial migration in
the modern economy. 
This special issue seeks to compile a collection of papers that can
contribute to the development of an exciting new research agenda geared
towards assessment of entrepreneurial migration and the role of immigrant
communities in a 21st century global economy.  Topics appropriate to this
special issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Global political economy of entrepreneurial migration flows
• Causes of entrepreneurial migration: socio-economic, political, cultural
• Connection to home country communities as a source of entrepreneurial
• Immigrant entrepreneurs : community partnership and networking  
• The role of female entrepreneurs in immigrant communities
• The effects of immigrant entrepreneurship on the institutional profile of
the host country   (effects on the normative, cognitive or/and regulatory
• Cultural background of an immigrant entrepreneur and its influence on the
way business is   conducted in the host country (cultural effects on
business practices)
• Policies to encourage value-added and high-growth entrepreneurship in
immigrant communities
• The role of expatriates in international entrepreneurship
• Entrepreneurial migration, immigrant communities and opportunities in
developing countries
• Entrepreneurial migration and knowledge and technology transfer
• The role of communities of returned entrepreneurs in the
internationalization of their home    economy

The guest editors welcome research papers that offer valuable new insights
or present new approaches to any of the above or related topics. Papers that
are either conceptually or empirically-based, employ a range of
methodological approaches and offer an international dimension with valuable
cross country/cross sectoral comparisons are also encouraged. Case studies
that platform any of the above topics may also be submitted.

Expressions of interest in the form of an abstract and authors’ full contact
information should be emailed to the guest editors by 30 August 2011
([log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask]). Authors who are invited to
submit their full papers will be required to format their manuscript
according to the journal guidelines (see journal’s website for
m?id=jec) and submit to the guest editors by 30 December 2011through our
online submission system at All papers
will be subject to double blind review.

Contact details

Professor Mai Thi Thanh Thai:  <mailto:[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask]
Department of International Business, HEC Montréal
3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montréal (Québec), H3T 2A7, Canada

Professor Ekaterina Turkina:  <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
[log in to unmask] (+1-514-340-731)
Department of International Business, HEC Montréal
3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montréal (Québec), H3T 2A7, Canada

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