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Seminar by David Audretsch titled "Democracy and Entrepreneurship in the Era of Covid-19" Wednesday 02/12/2020, 12:00-13:00 UK time

  • 1.  Seminar by David Audretsch titled "Democracy and Entrepreneurship in the Era of Covid-19" Wednesday 02/12/2020, 12:00-13:00 UK time

    Posted 13 days ago

     

    Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship

    Strathclyde Business School

    University of Strathclyde
    Research Seminar Series 2020-21

    Title: Democracy and Entrepreneurship in the Era of Covid-19

    Speaker: David Audretsch, Indiana University

    Time: Wednesday 02/12/2020, 12:00-13:00 UK Time

    Please register for the seminar Zoom link here: https://bit.ly/3ltGP06

    Abstract

    Entrepreneurship has been claimed to matter and deserve priority because it has been linked to some of the most compelling economic and social issues of our time. We posit that entrepreneurship is also inextricably linked to a fundamental value common among the western developed economies, democracy. Three distinct contexts are examined to link democracy to entrepreneurship, two historical and one contemporary. The first is National Socialism in Germany, which emerged by suppressing both entrepreneurship and democracy. The second is the rise of the Trusts, or dominant large corporations and concomitant decline of small business in the United States at the end of the nineteenth century. Finally, both measurement and perception suggest a decline in democracy as well as entrepreneurship in the contemporary era. These concerns are only exacerbated in the current Covid-19 crisis. We conclude that an important policy mandate for entrepreneurship may be to ensure the independent, decentralized and autonomous decision making which serves as a cornerstone of democracy.


    Biography

    David Audretsch is a Distinguished Professor and Ameritech Chair of Economic Development at Indiana University, where he is also serves as Director of the Institute for Development Strategies.  He also is a part time Professor at the Department of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, University of Klagenfurt, Austria and an Honorary Professor of Industrial Economics and Entrepreneurship at the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany. Audretsch's research has focused on the links between entrepreneurship, government policy, innovation, economic development and global competitiveness. He is co-author of The Seven Secrets of Germany, published by Oxford University Press. He is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal. He was awarded the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research by the Swedish Foundation for Entrepreneurship. He has received honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Augsburg, Jonköping University and the University of Siegen. Audretsch also was awarded the Schumpeter Prize from the University of Wuppertal. Audretsch has consulted with numerous international organizations, including the World Bank, OECD, European Union and the United Nations. He currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board to a number of research and policy institutes, including the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum in Stockholm, the Jackstädt Centre for Entrepreneurship in Wuppertal, Germany, and the American Center for Entrepreneurship in Washington, D.C., as well as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the University of Siegen in Germany. ​





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    Dr Abdullah Gök
    Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) and Chancellor's Fellow
    Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship
    Strathclyde Business School
    University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

    Associate Editor
    Technnological Forecasting and Social Change

    Honarary Research Fellow
    Manchester Institute of Innovation Research
    Alliance Manchester Business School
    University of Manchester
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  • 2.  RE: Seminar by David Audretsch titled "Democracy and Entrepreneurship in the Era of Covid-19" Wednesday 02/12/2020, 12:00-13:00 UK time

    Posted 10 days ago
    This is 4am in California, but I will try to make it. The topic is SPOT ON and I couldn't agree more about the link between entrepreneurship and democracy! In case I can't manage to roll out of bed at 4am, will there be a recording? :-)

    Jeremy A. Woods

    Associate Professor of Management

    Faculty Advisor, CSUB Entrepreneurship Club

    School of Business & Public Administration

    California State University, Bakersfield

    9001 Stockdale Highway

    Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

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    Office: BDC 136A

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    jwoods7@csub.edu

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    Jeremy Woods
    Assistant Professor
    California State Univ. Bakersfield
    Bakersfield CA
    (661) 654-3961
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