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Is Entrepreneurship the Solution to Poverty?
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Lecture by guest speaker Geoff Kistruck

Date and time
Date & time

November 1, 2019
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where
Where

Room MB-6.240
John Molson Building
1450 Guy
Sir George Williams Campus

Cost
Cost

Free

Speaker(s)
Speaker(s)

Geoffrey Kistruck

Organization
Organization

Management

Contact
Contact

Robert Nason

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Both scholars and practitioners have come to view entrepreneurship as a promising path for breaking the cycle of persistent global poverty. However, efforts to spur such entrepreneurial activity (i.e. microfinance loans, training programs, etc.) have thus far failed to achieve the desired results. Is this just a matter of poor implementation, or is there something more fundamentally flawed with the approach?

Drawing upon over a decade field work undertaken as Founder and Director of the Social Innovation Research Lab, Prof. Kistruck will share both his empirically-based insights, as well as personal thoughts and critical reflections on such complex issues.

 

This conference is co-presented by the Department of Management and the Social Justice Centre.

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