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February 23 - 24, 2017 • Rizzo Center, Chapel Hill, NC

Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research Conference

Advancing the next generation of research in entrepreneurship

Leading scholars present their work with the goal of understanding how it will impact academic thought, practice, and policy


The KIFER Conference starts on Friday, February 23, with a cocktail reception, dinner and speaker, and continues the next day with three plenary sessions and a works-in-progress presentation.


KIFER brings together a prestigious group of researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss cutting-edge works on entrepreneurship which are setting the agenda for the field.


KIFER will be hosted at the Rizzo Conference Center in Chapel Hill, NC on February 23 - 24, 2017.


View and download research featured at this conference.


Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

We Put Knowledge to Work

Fundamental to our belief in a free society is an economic system described as “free enterprise” which is dependent upon individual initiative. This encompasses social and ethical standards derived from this system and embodied in a democratic society.

The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise fosters mutual understanding and appreciation between members of the private enterprise sector, the academic community, and their government, and to encourage cooperative efforts among these groups.

The Kenan Institute serves these communities as a national center for scholarly research, joint exploration of issues, and course development all associated with the principal theme of preservation, encouragement, and understanding of private enterprise.


A Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Event