“Entrepreneurship as a field is remarkably multidisciplinary,” said Paige Ouimet, an associate professor of finance at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. “I think we all know this. Just look around the room.”
The room she was referring to was an assembly of colleagues who had gathered for the “Kenan Institute Frontiers in Entrepreneurship Research Conference,” held Feb.23-24 at The Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill.
The multidisciplinary nature of entrepreneurship, Ouimet asserted, is, most certainly,a very good thing. “We have people coming at the same issues but from very different perspectives,” she continued, “and I think this can add a lot of deep insight.”
Ouimet’s words very well captured the objective of this conference – to convene individuals likeminded in their commitment to advancing entrepreneurship but approaching it from a wealth of perspectives.