In order to answer the question ‘Are universities, often perceived as ivory towers, a right place for prospective entrepreneurs to learn and grow?,’ INO researchers Toke Reichstein and Jing Chen have made an analysis based on data from Statistics Denmark to find out how many university graduates actually become entrepreneurs.
You can read what they have found out in the article in the CBS Observer: http://cbsobserver.dk/ivory-tower-and-entrepreneurship-0
Prof. Toke Reichstein is the designated speaker at the spring 2016 “From PhD to ABC” event held at Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship and co-organized with the CBS Entrepreneurship BiS Platform. These events offers a forum in which researchers translate some of their research results into tangible information that can help students or others make better choices in business or in terms of personal career choices. These events foremost centers on entrepreneurship research.
Abstract: Entrepreneurs often face decisions that are both difficult and challenging. Two of the most major decisions regards A) whether to establish a new venture and B) whether to close down the newly started venture if things are not going as planned.
Recent research partly carried out at CBS sheds new light on these decisions. Virgilio Failla (LMU), Francesca Melillo (KU Leuven) and Toke Reichstein (CBS) have scrutinised Danish labor market data to understand when and why entrepreneurs start their own business and why they persist relatively long in the entrepreneurial career.
These findings have major implications for understanding the entrepreneurial choice and the survival of new businesses. And they give entrepreneurs some understanding of when to even consider becoming an entrepreneur and why they sometimes prolong their ventures even when they should close them down.
Date: 19 May 2016
Place: CSE, Porcelænshaven 26, 2000, Frederiksberg, Denmark
Speaker: Prof. Toke Reichstein (INO, CBS)
Organizers: CBS Entrepreneurship BiS Platform and Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship
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