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.