Σάββατο, 14 Μαΐου 2011

The Future of Global Development: Is It In Entrepreneurship?

**Webcast**
The Future of Global Development: Is It In Entrepreneurship?  

With   
Wim Naudé, Senior Research Fellow and Project Director, United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
and 
Robert Strom, Director of Research and Policy, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation  
    
Date: Thursday, 24 February, 2011
Time: 1:15p.m. - 2:30p.m.
Venue: Online   
  
 
The United Nations University Office at the United Nations is organizing a discussion as  part of the UNU Worldwide In New York Series entitled "The Future of Global Development: Is It In Entrepreneurship?" presented by Wim Naudé, Senior Research Fellow and Project Director, United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) and Robert Strom, Director of Research and Policy, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.  

This event aims to bring to the fore the most contemporary and pressing issues surrounding development and entrepreneurship. Although much is expected of entrepreneurship, it remains however a misunderstood terrain. The event will draw on a new publication entitled Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (edited by Wim Naudé and published by Palgrave Macmillan, December 2010) and the two year project at UNU-WIDER which led to it. Contributing to this richly dynamic area of research, and emphasizing the importance of institutions for understanding how entrepreneurs can play an innovative role to the greatest benefit of society, the book has been described as "...the single most informative work on the topic of entrepreneurship and economic development in print...a must read", (Prof. Roger R. Stough, George Mason University).
   
This event, based on the research and the book, will attempt to tackle the following questions:
  • What is the nature of economic development and its relationship with various concepts of entrepreneurship?
  • What are the main concerns and issues in the measurement of entrepreneurship in relation to development?
  • What can we learn from the wider availability of data on entrepreneurship in developing countries?
  • How is the relationship between the state and entrepreneurship evolving?

This event comes at a time when global development prospects have been dimmed by rising food prices, debt crises, and fiscal austerity in advanced economies, threats of currency wars, and the dangers of climate change. More and more, citizens in developing countries are relying on innovative private sector-driven initiatives to get by. At the event, Dr. Wim Naudé, editor of the UNU-WIDER publication, will explain with reference to its various chapters why the encouragement of entrepreneurship is important, why the state has a vital role to play, and what can be done to ensure that innovative and productive entrepreneurship flourish.

The UNU is the academic and research arm of the United Nations. The event is part of the UNU Midday Forum Programme, which offers an intimate and informal platform of discussion to the UN permanent missions, the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, academia, NGOs and the private sector to exchange ideas on important topics related to the UN.  
  Speakers:
  • Wim Naudé, Senior Research Fellow and Project Director, United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
  • Robert Strom, Director of Research and Policy, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  Moderator:
  • Jean-Marc Coicaud, Director of United Nations University Office at the UN, New York
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For free registration click here     

 Contact: David Woods 
Tel: 212-963-6387
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