Using Entrepreneurship to Address Social Problems: Theory and Stories from Around the Globe.

This event will take place on the 21st of February, 16.00-18.00, Council Room, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work (Schitu Măgureanu. nr.9), sector 5, Bucharest.

Entrepreneurship means applying the skills, knowledge and perseverance needed to bring innovative ideas to fruition. In a very fast changing world, it has become one of the most important concepts. Innovative thinking is one important stage of modern endeavor, but innovation implementation is quite another story. We know that private companies that are aware of their social milieu are often more successful.  While entrepreneurs struggle during this precarious phase of implementation it seems a difficult time to involve the community.  Yet, it is often the best time experience the 2-way benefits of community support and engagement.  The presentation will provoke discussion using a couple of such examples.

Dr. Roger E. Hamlin, is Professor Emeritus, Michigan State U., Associate Dean and Professor Honoris Causa, Babes-Bolyai U., and president of the Michigan State Policy Center. He has directed many university programs, has worked for the NY Offices of Planning Services and Senate, was visiting professor at Tokyo Science U., an Investment Programmer for the Chilean Housing Ministry, and Senior Fulbright Scholar in Romania. He has authored many publications, advised the prime minister of Romania and been consultant to many corporations. While living in Europe, Asia and Latin America, he has worked to build local capacity. His degrees are from the Maxwell School at Syracuse.

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