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Migration and Entrepreneurship International Conference

Horton Grange, Worcester Room
Thursday 14th April 2016 (09:00-17:30)
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Join us for this genuinely exclusive opportunity to discuss the latest thinking and research in the field of migrant entrepreneurs, with many of the international leaders in the field in a small seminar group. 

Please note, due to the capacity of the room and the aim of making this event a discussion forum this event is strictly by personal invitation only.

Key speakers


9:00 – 9:30  Registration and refreshments

9:30 – 10:30  Welcome and opening remark: Migrant Businesses - Reflections from the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship Professor Monder Ram, University of Birmingham

10:30 – 11:30  Keynote: Form and content of transnational entrepreneurship Professor Ivan Light, University of California, Los Angeles

11:30 - 12:00  Coffee break

12:00 - 13:00  “Migration and Entrepreneurship Revisited” Professor Benson Honig, McMaster University

13:00 - 13:45  Lunch and informal networking

13:45 - 14:45  “Relational Accounting, Social Capital, and the Financing of Immigrant Businesses” Professor Frederick Wherry, Yale University

14:45 - 15:45  Keynote: Transnationalism and National Development: Taking Stock of the Evidence Professor Alejandro Portes, Princeton University and University of Miami

Book Launch Event “The State and the Grassroots - Immigrant Transnational Organizations in Four Continents, edited by Alejandro Portes and Patricia Fernández-Kelly

16:00 - 16:15  Welcome Professor Monder Ram, University of Birmingham

16:15 – 17:30  Discussants:
Professor Leo Paul Dana (Montpellier School of Business)
Professor Thomas Cooney (Dublin Institute of Technology)
Professor Paul Edwards (University of Birmingham)

Comment and reply:
Professor Patricia Fernández-Kelly (Princeton University)
Professor Alejandro Portes (Princeton University & Miami University)
Chair: Assoc. Professor Shahamak Rezaei (Roskilde University)

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