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Request for Abstracts: Johns Hopkins Symposium on Free Market Solutions to Urban Grand Challenges

  • 1.  Request for Abstracts: Johns Hopkins Symposium on Free Market Solutions to Urban Grand Challenges

    Posted 01-31-2019 19:10

    Dear Colleagues


    Following an earlier announcement, the website for the Symposium on Free Market Solutions to Urban Grand Challenges in now live.  Please see the below opportunity for faculty and PhD students working in the intersection of markets and entrepreneurship.


    Johns Hopkins Symposium on Free Market Solutions to Urban Grand Challenges

    Grand challenges are ambitious goals that harness science, technology, and innovation to solve important national or global problems, and that have the potential to capture the public's imagination. Grand challenges have been declared in mathematics, physics, medicine, engineering, agriculture, public health, and global conflict. By their very nature, they share similar characteristics. The problems are systemic. The solutions are multidisciplinary and integrated, and require the participation of multiple stakeholders. 

    Please see: https://carey.jhu.edu/faculty-research/seminars-conferences/free-market-solutions-symposium

    This symposium aims to bring together scholars from business studies, public health, nursing, engineering, and economics to present their research on market-based solutions to these urban grand challenges. Theoretical and empirical research will focus on the conditions for activating and sustaining entrepreneurial innovation, bookended by case studies on success and failure.

    We invite you to submit abstracts for discussion at the symposium. Accepted abstracts will be invited for full paper submissions to the Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Technology Transfer, or Small Business Economics, as appropriate to the mission of each journal. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words.

    Please go to: https://carey.jhu.edu/faculty-research/seminars-conferences/free-market-solutions-symposium/how-to-submit-an-abstract.

    Symposium participants will be responsible for their own travel costs, and there is a $50 registration fee for the conference and meals.

    In addition, the organizers will conduct a PhD students' consortium before the symposium to mentor doctoral students and discuss their research on free markets and urban grand challenges. Selection into the consortium will be made by a committee of senior faculty. We invite faculty to nominate their graduate students to participate in the consortium. PhD candidates should submit a 70-word abstract of their research idea. Invited candidates will receive a $1,000 stipend to cover travel and accommodation costs.

    Please direct your inquiries to: carey_kochsymposium@jhu.edu


    Phillip H. Phan, Ph.D., PADI-DM 199340

    Alonzo and Virginia Decker Professor

    Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

    Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine

    Core Faculty, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality

    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


    100 International Drive

    Baltimore, MD 21202-1099

    Phone:  (410) 234-9434

    Email:  pphan@jhu.edu


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