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Necessity Entrepreneurship: An Examination of EU, North American, and Developing Country Approaches to Reducing Unemployment by Fostering a Transition to Self-Employment

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
European Union Center, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, School of Labor and Employment Relations
Location
iHotel and Conference Center, Champaign, IL (map)
Date
May 6, 2013   All Day

Description: The conference brings together scholars from a variety of countries to explore the role of governments in helping the unemployed transition to self-employment.  The topic of study is thus broadly on necessity entrepreneurship, with a focus primarily on EU countries such as Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, Greece and Switzerland, and secondarily on North American (Mexico) and developing countries (Morocco, Egypt, Nepal, the Philippines). 

Participants:
John Dencker – UIUC
Marc Gruber – EPFL
Jeremi Brewer – BYU
Peter Vogel – EPFL
Radek Nowak – UIUC
Iro Nikiforou – EPFL
Victor Martin-i-Sanchez – UAB
Melvin Haas - EPFL

This event is by invitation only (not open to the public).

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