International Workshop on "International migration, talent mobility and entrepreneurship ecosystems"

University House Room G06
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
Thursday 4th May 2017 (12:30-16:30)
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This workshop is linked to the British Academy research project 'International migration, talent mobility and entrepreneurship ecosystems: Evidence from China.

Organizer:  Dr. Yipeng Liu, Senior lecturer & Departmental Director of Research, Department of Entrepreneurship and Local Economy, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK

Sponsors and partners: British Academy, Department of Entrepreneurship and Local Economy, China Institute, City-REDI, CREME, University of Birmingham.


You can register for this event by completing our quick registration form.

Preliminary agenda

12:30 - 13:20: Lunch and informal networking

13:20 - 13:30:  Welcome and opening remarks
Professor Jon Frampton PhD, FRSB, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor (China), Director of the China Institute

13:30 – 14:30: Session 1. Entrepreneurial mobility and entrepreneurship ecosystems
Chair: Dr. Yipeng Liu (University of Birmingham)

  • BA project: Dr. Yipeng Liu (University of Birmingham, UK)
    Topic: International migration, talent mobility and entrepreneurship ecosystems
  • Keynote speech: Prof. Frederick Wherry (Yale University, USA)
    Topic: Rethinking Favors & Debt in Small Enterprises

14:30 - 15:00: Coffee break

15:00 - 16:00: Session 2. Global entrepreneurship and local engagement: talent mobility and local ecosystems
Chair: Prof. Kiran Trehan (University of Birmingham, UK)

Panel members:

  • Prof. Shahamak Rezaei (EU Horizon 2020 Research Coordinator, Marie Curie Fellow, DiasporaLink Research Coordinator, Roskilde University, Denmark)
  • Prof. Frederick Wherry (Co-Director of Center for Cultural Sociology, Yale University, USA)
  • Prof. Mark Gilman (Birmingham City University, Founder of Business Improvement and Growth (BIG) program)
  • Dr. Bin Wu, (China Research Group coordinator, founder of the Centre for Chinese Migration Studies, University of Nottingham Business School, UK)
  • Representative from Chang’an Auto R&D Center (UK) 

16:00 - 16:30: Closing, cheese and wine.