WELCOME TO ie-scholars.net

ie-scholars.net is a virtual community that supports International Entrepreneurship (IE) research and education by sharing resources, expertise and knowledge on a global scale. Our hope is that this community will accelerate the development of ideas and approaches to key theoretical, methodological and conceptual issues in this emerging area of study.

We have three types of community building activities: 1) Fostering and accelerating IE research; 2) IE knowledge mobilization and dissemination; and 3) IE community growth and enhancement.


The membership of ie-scholars.net is truly international: 600+ members in over 40 countries.  Most members are affiliated with an academic institution, either as faculty members or graduate students.

Membership is free and we warmly welcome you to join.


Following the tradition established by the inaugural conference held at McGill University (Montreal) in 1998, the annual McGill IE Conference brings together academic scholars, practitioners and policy makers to discuss the potent forces and influences, consequent changes and the dominant pattern(s) of emerging developments in IE.

The annual conference rotates from McGill every second year, and has been held in (e.g.) Finland, Italy, Scotland, Denmark, Chile, UK, Ireland and UAE. The 2019 conference was held at the University of Southern Denmark.


In 2014, the University of Southern Denmark (in Odense) hosted the first ‘Odense IE Workshop’. This workshop is intended to facilitate both paper and career development. The non-traditional format involves publishing workshops from leading scholars and editors, paper development workshops, and topic specific workshops involving some combination of seminar and presentation of research ideas or works-in-progress.


The Journal of International Entrepreneurship fills the need for a journal dedicated to international issues in the context of entrepreneurship. It offers an outlet for high quality research addressing the opportunities and challenges intrinsic to the field.


As part of our mandate, ie-scholars.net supports IE researchers by compiling summary spreadsheets of IE journal publications (by year), information on forthcoming IE chapters, books and conferences, and other resources for those involved with IE research.

To support IE educators, we collect and share course outlines used by IE members, including syllabi developed specifically for ie-scholars.net (project in progress).