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11-04-2014

Conversation on Social Entrepreneurship & Global Impact, Nov. 7 at Clarkson University

McMaster University Professor Benson Honig will present "A Conversation on Social Entrepreneurship and Global Impact" on Friday, November 7, at 4 p.m. in Clarkson University's Snell Hall Room 212 (#20 on the map at http://www.clarkson.edu/about/clarkson_map.pdf). The event, part of the Reh Family Speaker Series on Entrepreneurship Research and Practice, is free and open to the public.

Benson HonigDuring this interactive event, Honig will discuss current trends in social entrepreneurship, focusing on the ways in which students can get involved. He will share his experiences with a social entrepreneurship project in Africa and students will be invited to share their experiences and interests in social entrepreneurship and microfinance.

While visiting Clarkson, Honig will also share with area college and university faculty his perspectives about current and emerging trends in entrepreneurship and offer guidance on publication strategies in top entrepreneurship journals in a presentation titled "Editorial Perspectives on Publishing Research in Entrepreneurship and Innovation " on Thursday, November 6, from 1:30-2:45 p.m., in Bertrand H. Snell Hall Room 325.

He will also conduct a research presentation for faculty on his current work, titled "Business Planning and New Venture Development," on Friday, November 7, from 1:30-3:00pm, in Bertrand H. Snell Hall Room 330.

Honig is the Teresa Cascioli Chair in Entrepreneurial Leadership at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

His research in social and international entrepreneurship has been published in the Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Academy of Management, Learning and Education, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.

He is co-winner of the 2009 Grief Research High Impact Award in Entrepreneurship. Honig is currently an associate editor of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and serves on six editorial boards, including Journal of Business Venturing and Journal of Management Studies.

The Reh Family Speaker Series on Entrepreneurship Research and Practice is made possible through a generous gift from Clarkson alumnus David Reh ’62 and his wife, Sue. Their support of this series, along with support of the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship and the newly initiated Reh Family Endowed Professorship in Entrepreneurial Leadership, continues to enhance entrepreneurship education and research at Clarkson.

This speaker series was launched to bring internationally known  scholars and practitioners to the campus, providing opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and the broader community to engage in dialogue around entrepreneurship and innovation topics, like game changing research, evolving best practices, engaging and challenging students, and understanding emerging strategies from around the globe.

Honig is the first speaker of the series, which will include additional scholars and practitioners throughout the academic year.

For more information, please contact the Clarkson University School of Business at 315-268-2300.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/bhonig.jpg.]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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