The International Conference on Migration and Diaspora Entrepreneurship (MDE) is an annual conference which aims at bringing together international researchers from different disciplines, practitioners and policymakers in order to develop a better understanding of entrepreneurship in the context of migration and co-create better solutions for the modern society facing the maybe most complex migration in human history. The MDE facilitates a platform for interdisciplinary discussions from different perspectives.
Due to its transnational nature, the phenomenon and their entrepreneurial activities are highly heterogeneous and complex, which requires more interdisciplinary work. The M/DE offers a creative and inspiring atmosphere to allow participants to productively (co-)develop their research initiatives. The series of the ‘ZenTra workshops on migration and diaspora entrepreneurship’, predecessors of the M/DE Conference, have already made a substantial step to create a researcher’s community of this research area. This conference will continue to foster further research partnerships on a local and international level. Papers presented at this conference can be considered for a submission to international journals and the ZenTra (Center for Transnational Studies, University of Bremen & University of Oldenburg, Germany) working paper series.