MDE is an international conference which aims at a better understanding of the challenges in the realm of migration and diaspora entrepreneurship. Migration paths become more important and modern nations tend to be or become transnational societies. This conference brings together international researchers from different backgrounds investigating in entrepreneurial and business activities of migrants as well as diasporans. Besides that, also policy-makers and practitioners are invited to join.
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.