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The Positive and Negative Impacts of Entrepreneurial Ventures
April 26, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm EDT
The Positive and Negative Impacts of
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Noon – 2:15 PM
About the Program
Join the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity as we welcome Dr. Brent Goldfarb to discuss the positive and negative impacts of entrepreneurial ventures through the following lens:
Entrepreneurship has been a key driver in the introduction of many new technologies which have benefited society. Today, these advancements allow the poorest people, in the poorest countries to live longer than the richest people, in the richest countries 150 years ago.
However, outcomes from entrepreneurial venture can be disruptive – in fact, they are usually inherently disruptive as they are trying to improve but also substitute for something that already exists. Sometimes, we don’t really mourn the losses (refrigeration eliminated health hazardous meat processing operations in the early 20th century), but some people suffer deeply in the process (the former employees of those troublesome meat processing facilities).
Capitalism should encourage entrepreneurial experiments, while acknowledging the outcomes of these experiments are disruptive to many parts of the population. We cannot, and should not ignore their basic human dignity – so we need to insure it through policies that redistribute wealth and ensure excellent education. When we fail to do this, society is pulled apart toward the extremes.
About the Speaker
Dr. Brent Goldfarb is Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship in the M&O Department at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and the Academic Director at the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship. Goldfarb’s research focuses on the development of new industries with a focus on the implications on the role of startups in the economy. He focuses on such questions as how do markets and employer policies affect incentives to discover new commercially valuable technologies and when is it best to commercialize them through new technology-based firms? Are business plans useful? and When are there bubbles in new industries?
The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship plays a crucial role in establishing the Zicklin School of Business as a leading business school with a specialty in entrepreneurship. The Center’s vision is guided by the overarching principles of research, teaching, and service.
The Field Center is a model of entrepreneurship education built around the collaboration of an institution of higher education, government, and the private sector. Faculty and students from Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business, Baruch’s Small Business Development Center Business (SBDC) Advisors, alumni and volunteers are brought together to support the entrepreneurial endeavors of start-ups and established businesses and the college’s constituents. Click here to learn more.
12:00 pm – Registration and Lunch Networking Reception
12:45 pm – Presentation
Registration is currently limited to Baruch College students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Register online, by phone, or via e-mail:
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Baruch College’s Newman Library Conference Center
151 E 25 St (Between 3rd and Lexington Avenues), Room 750