Kenan Institute Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Conference

Thursday January 18, 2018 to Friday January 19, 2018 • Breakers, Palm Beach, Fl

This invitation-only conference will convene 100 thought-leaders from academics, industry and government to debate the most challenging current issues in the field of entrepreneurship and set the agenda for future research and policy. This invitation-only conference will convene 100 thought-leaders from academics, industry and government to debate the most challenging current issues in the field of entrepreneurship and set the agenda for future research and policy.

Entrepreneurs are the foundation of the free enterprise system and seize opportunities to start new businesses despite considerable risks.  Many of today’s most successful companies were founded only recently as entrepreneurial ventures.  Despite the essential role of entrepreneurial ventures in a vibrant and growing economy, many research questions remain in the field of entrepreneurship.  In practice, the study of entrepreneurship examines how various factors related to traditional fields of study (strategy, economics, public policy, etc.) and institutions (government, financial, educational, social, etc.) interact to help firms identify and capture new opportunities, and generate innovative and disruptive economic activity.  Thus, entrepreneurship research is inherently inter-disciplinary and faces challenges related to its scope and broadening significance. To better address these challenges, the conference will convene a select and diverse group of academic researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to grow mutual understanding of vital issues and identify key research questions that future research should tackle.


Kenan Institute Events Manager

Rebecca Mormino
rebecca_mormino@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
919.843.6287