Economic inequality is one of our society’s “wicked” problems. It is
both a challenge to our continued ability to develop and an opportunity to
effect positive change. A promising approach to addressing this problem is
social entrepreneurship, which takes the mindset, skills, tools and techniques
of business entrepreneurship and applies those to the pursuit of a social
mission. In this webinar, the attributes of social entrepreneurship which make
it a viable approach to mitigating economic inequality are explored, examples
of communities that have engaged in such efforts are shared, and thoughts on
how to make this work systemic and transformational are presented.
Presented by: Thomas
S. Lyons, Ph.D., an AFRE tenure stream Professor, and Director of the MSU
Product Center, Food-Ag-Bio in the College of Agriculture and Natural
Resources. He teaches courses in entrepreneurship, mentors doctoral students,
and conducts research on such topics as entrepreneurship in regional food
networks, coordination of wealth-building value chains, and the assessment and
development of entrepreneurship skills. As Product Center Director, Dr. Lyons
oversees the Venture Accelerator Program, the Food Processing Innovation Center
and the Strategic Research Program.
Tom was formerly the Lawrence N. Field Family Chair in Entrepreneurship and Professor of Management at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College of the City University of New York. At Baruch, he provided intellectual and strategic leadership to the Field Programs in Entrepreneurship and the Field Center for Entrepreneurship.There is no registration and no fee for attending this webinar.
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