Entrepreneurship North-South: The Emergent, Transformational Axes of Opportunity Development
The International Entrepreneurship Forum is proud to bring you the 17th IEF Conference. The main theme of the 2018 conference is 'Entrepreneurship North-South: The Emergent, Transformational Axes of Opportunity Development'.
In 2018, the IEF returns to Europe and we hope that you will join us in creating new North-South bridges of entrepreneurial endeavour and thought:
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'Entrepreneurship North-South: The Emergent, Transformational Axes of Opportunity Development'
The objectives of the 17th IEF conference is to explore the North-South dialectic of entrepreneurship and innovation.
a) Explore critically the different roles role entrepreneurship and innovation play in economic and social development in developed, emerging and developing economies;
b) Search for and identify the various, sustainable connectivities of trade, technology and knowledge exchange, new forms of hard and soft infrastructure (e.g. one belt-one road), diaspora and transnational opportunity creation; ecosystem linkages; and the soft power of cultural barter, to foster new economic and social systems based on entrepreneurship and innovation in the North and South; and
c) Work towards the development of entrepreneurship as a global social movement, that goes beyond metrics to storytelling, and that celebrates as much the imagination of people as it does their power of scientific enquiry.
What a world this will be when human possibilities are freed, when we discover each other, when the stranger is no longer the potential criminal and the certain inferior!
Perhaps Du Bois may have added today: ‘and the global entrepreneur delivers the resolution’!
We welcome contributions that cover historical narratives of entrepreneurial North-South links, comparisons between different types of approaches to entrepreneurship development; studies of collaborative experiences, transnational ventures, cultural and social exchanges that have changed or augmented our way of living and working, and an opening of many other global windows of opportunity, creativity and new venture formation.
Arrangements have been made with a number of local hotels for discounted accommodation.
We advise early room bookings as December is a busy month in Nancy. Participants need to arrange accommodation themselves. However, in cases of unusual difficulty or need, assistance may be sought from the Conference Secretariat.
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