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Entrepreneurship research opportunities amongst minority and disadvantaged communities

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Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue: Kingston Business School building, Room 322, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free
Speaker(s): Professor Thomas Cooney (Dublin Institute of Technology)

Entrepreneurship research opportunities amongst minority and disadvantaged communities

Abstract

While a substantial amount of research and writing has been undertaken on the topic of entrepreneurship, very little has been published relating to certain minority or disadvantaged communities. Such communities include people with disabilities, ex-prisoners, gypsies, LBGT,and even groups such as seniors and certain religious groups.

A special edition of the International Journal for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Vol 13, No 2, 2012) explored these silent minorities and effectively highlighted the significant openings that exist for entrepreneurship researchers to explore such topics. This workshop will offer an overview of the uniqueness of these communities and the potential opportunities that exist for research and publications.

Background biography

Thomas Cooney is Professor in Entrepreneurship at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Academic Director of the DIT Institute for Minority Entrepreneurship and Adjunct Professor at the University of Turku (Finland). He is a former President of the International Council for Small Business (2012-13) and of the European Council for Small Business (2009-11), and was Chair of the ICSB 2014 World Entrepreneurship Conference. He was a member of the Department of Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation ‘Entrepreneurship Forum‘ (2013-14) and has been a policy advisor to the Irish Government, European Commission, OECD and other international organisations. He is currently a Director of Start-up Ireland and works in various capacities with a range of businesses. He has researched and published widely on the topic of entrepreneurship and further details of his work can be found at www.thomascooney.com.

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Sandwiches/drinks will be provided.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Hang Do
Email: h.do@kingston.ac.uk

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