Thomas Kinnear - The Role of Entrepeneurship in Building a Regional Innovation-Based Economy

11/18/2009 - 00:00
11/18/2009 - 1:30pm

Speaker: Thomas Kinnear, Entrepeneurial Studies Professor, U-M Business School
Topic: The Role of Entrepeneurship in Building a Regional Innovation-Based Economy

Nov. 18: This is the third in a series of programs focused on building an innovation-based regional economy by converting U-M research breakthroughs into dynamic, well capitalized and managed businesses.  Professor Kinnear, Director of the Zell-Lurie Institute for Entrepeneurial Studies at the Ross School of Business, will discuss the vital role of entrepeneurship – and the study and teaching of entrepreneurial leadership – in this process.  Host/introducer: Michael Cole.

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