GW October 2017 Program

New Frontiers in Entrepreneurship and the Definition of Work

Main Conference Program

Program Subject to Change 

Locations:
Thursday, October 26: City View (7th Fl), 1957 E Street NW, Washington D.C. 20052
Friday, October 27: The George Washington University School of Business, Duques Hall, 2201 G Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Location: City View (7th Fl), 1957 E Street NW, Washington D.C. 20052

9:00am – 10:00am

10:00am – 10:15am

Registration and Check-In

Welcome Remarks

10:30am – 12:00pm

New Frontiers in Entrepreneurship and the Definition of Work

Industrial automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are bringing rapid changes to the workplace. This is particularly true in fields such as defense, healthcare, education and in the service sector. In 2014, Forrester research estimated that U.S. business to business (B2B) online sales revenues were $1 trillion. This staggering statistic help illustrate how quickly B2B, or wholesale ecommerce, made inroads in the marketplace. In 2017, the quickening of technology in business interactions has not only increased to all business sectors but is impacting day-to-day transactions globally. Leading academic researchers, development experts, and policymakers from across the globe will share examples of new and innovative SME policy programs dealing with radical and dynamic markets; examine insights from policy design research; discuss the role of high-growth firms; and promote the importance of entrepreneurship as a key driver of innovation and sustainable development.

Speakers:

Winslow Sargeant, SVP of Development, ICSB (Moderator)
Young-Sup Joo, Former Minister of Small and Medium Business Administration, Republic of Korea
Jim Clifton, CEO of Gallup (tbc)
Caryn Beck-Dudley, Dean at the Santa Clara Leavey School of Business

Dr. Winslow Sargeant is ICSB Senior Vice President of Partnerships and Development. He is also the Managing Director of S&T, LLC, a firm supporting investment and business development for early-stage growth companies in cyber-security, energy, communications, capital formation, and education.

From 2010-2015, he served as Chief Counsel for Advocacy in the US Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy. President Obama appointed him to this positon in August 2010. He was unanimously confirmed by the US Senate in November 2011. From 2006-2010, Dr. Sargeant served as Managing Director for Venture Investors, LLC, an early-stage venture capital firm in Madison, Wisconsin. He served as Program Manager from 2001-2005 at the National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Office. Prior to NSF, Dr. Sargeant co-founded Aanetcom, a fabless semiconductor chip company. He served as Associate Adjunct Professor in electrical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania from 2000 to 2005. Dr. Sargeant is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) and Northeastern University (Boston, MA). He is a member of Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, New Jersey) President’s Leadership Council. Dr. Sargeant currently serve as Chair of MyQVO, an early-stage educational technology company. He is the Vice President for Advocacy on the International Council of Small Business Board of Directors. Dr. Sargeant received the inaugural 2002 Wisconsin Distinguished Young Alumni Award and was a 2003 Outstanding Alumni Awardee at Northeastern University. He was a 2014 Wisconsin Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award winner. Dr. Sargeant received the 2014 IEEE George F. McClure Citation of Honor (Region 2) award for his dedicated representation of small business. He earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University; and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University. Dr. Sargeant is a Kauffman Fellow (Class 11).

Young-Sup Joo is the former Minister, Small & Medium Business Administration, Republic of Korea

Prior to serving as Administrator, Mr. Joo served as President & CEO for both Hyundai Autonet and Bontech (Hyundai Motor Group).

Jim Clifton is the Chief Executive Officer of Gallup, Inc.

Mr. Jim Clifton has been Chief Executive Officer of Gallup, Inc. since 1988. Mr. Clifton’s most recent innovation, the Gallup World Poll, is designed to give the world’s 7 billion citizens a voice in virtually all key global issues. Mr. Clifton has pledged to continue this effort to collect world opinion for 100 years in 150 countries. Mr. Clifton is the creator of The Gallup Path, a metric-based economic model that establishes the linkages among human nature in the workplace, customer engagement, and business outcomes. He serves as Chairman of the Board for Marshall Thurgood College Fund and Gallup, Inc. He serves on several boards and is Chairman of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. He is also the author of many articles and of the book The Coming Jobs War. He has received honorary degrees from Jackson State, Medgar Evers, and Bellevue Universities in specialization Humane Letters, Commerce and Humane Letters respectively.

 

Caryn Beck-Dudley is the Dean at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.

Caryn Beck-Dudley is currently the dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. At the Leavey School she has engaged the faculty, staff and alumni in implementing aggressive strategic initiatives, including adding a MS in Business Analytics, MS in Supply Chain and totally revamping the MBA to focus more deeply on the Silicon Valley location and influence. Prior to serving as dean at the Leavey School of Business, she was the dean of the College of Business at Florida State University where she held the post of dean for nine years. She developed a compelling strategic plan for the business college, expanded its entrepreneurship, began an analytics programs, established novel programs for veterans, and led an ambitious fundraising campaign for a new building.  Beck-Dudley also held roles as dean, department head, and professor of management and human resources in the College of Business at Utah State University. At Utah State University she chaired the Audit Council for the Utah State University Research Foundation, Health Benefits Committee, Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee and was Director of the Women and Gender Research Institute. She taught at the University of Georgia Terry College of Business while on sabbatical and the University of Michigan Ross School of Business while on leave.

Beck-Dudley was recently elected vice-chair/chair elect for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), where she served two term son the Board of Directors as well as on the executive committee. She previously chaired the Maintenance of Accreditation Committee.

 

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Networking Lunch sponsored by National Federation of Independent Businesses

1:00pm – 2:15pm

SME Policies, Support Programs and the Unintended Consequences

As key drivers of job creation, SMEs play a key role in the economic development strategies of many countries around the world. Many countries are moving forward to implement policies and support programs to foster the growth of MSMEs, youth and women entrepreneurs, and those in the informal economy. This panel will address the trade-offs and benefits of policies intended to improve the entrepreneurial and small business environment.

Speakers:

H.E. Tarek Kabil, Minister of Trade and Industry of The Arabic Republic of Egypt
Chantal Line Carpentier, Chief of UNCTAD, United Nations (tbc)
José Ricardo de Freitas Martins Da Veiga, Secretary of Micro and Medium Sized Enterprises, Brazil (tbc)
Peter Cazamias, Associate Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) (tbc)

 

H.E. Tarek Kabil is currently Minister of Trade and Industry of The Arab Republic of Egypt.

Previously he was Partner in Abraaj Group and Head of the Performance Acceleration Group for MENA, Turkey and Central Asia, where he lead performance improvement for more than 40 companies. Previously he held leadership positions in PepsiCo for 18 years, most recently the President of PepsiCo International for Middle East and Africa (MEA) for beverages and snacks, and President and CEO for MEA and South East Asia for International Dairy and Juice Co. joint venture between PepsiCo and Al Marai Co. He joined PepsiCo as Technical Director for Egypt and North Africa in 1994 and subsequently Franchise VP for North East Africa in 1997. In 1999, he took on the role of Chairman of the Board and CEO of the company’s newly acquired business in Egypt. In 2002, Tarek Kabil’s role was expanded to include North Africa franchise countries and snacks business. The following year he was promoted to North Africa BU General Manager. In June 2006, he was nominated VP of operations for MEA. He was promoted again as President for Middle East and Africa region in 2007. Prior to PepsiCo, he worked for 12 years at Procter and Gamble (P&G). He started in 1983 in Albany Georgia as a Mechanical Engineer and then held progressively senior management positions; including leading the start-up of P&G paper business in GCC in 1984. In 1987, he won the P&G World Class Manufacturing Award for best performance. In 1992, he moved to Egypt as Plant Manager, and then was promoted to Product Supply Director.

 

Dr. Chantal Line Carpentier, from Canada, is the Chief of UNCTAD.

Dr. Chantal Line Carpentier, from Canada, is the Chief of UNCTAD since mid 2014. Prior to that, she was actively involved in the successful negotiations of the SDGs for the Division for Sustainable Development of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. During her time with DESA, she acted as Major Groups coordinator to enhance non-state actors engagement with the UN system on sustainable development. She facilitated the participation of more than 10,000 non-state actor participation in the UN Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development. She was also focal point for sustainable consumption and production, food security and sustainable agriculture. Prior to her UN career, she served as Head of the Trade and Environment Program of the NAFTA Commission for Environmental Cooperation from 2000 to 2007, as policy analyst for the Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture from 1998-2000, and s post doc for IFPRI in the Brazilian Amazon from 1996-98. She is a Yale World Fellow and has consulted for UNDP, World Bank, OCDE, and USDA. Dr. Carpentier regularly publishes journal articles, book chapters, and Secretary General Reports on the intricate relationships between sustainable development policies, trade and agriculture. She has co-authored a book on Ethical Investing published in French in Quebec in 2008.

 

José Ricardo de Freitas Martins Da Veiga is the Secretary of Micro and Medium Sized Enterprises. 

Peter Cazamias is the Associate Administrator at U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Mr. Cazamias is the Associate Administrator for the Office of International Trade with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) responsible for administrating the newly reorganized department with oversight and execution of four program divisions: (1)The Federal & State Trade Development Division— which focuses on delivery and management of grants program,(2) The International Trade Finance Division—which provides Trade Financing, counseling, and training with SBA’s 3 Loan programs via 19 Export Assistance Centers Nationwide, (3) The International Affairs & Trade Policy Division—which focuses on National initiatives, Trade policy mandates, export promotion interagency collaborative efforts, field network and outreach, and (4) Administration & Operations with focus on Budget, Human Resources, and Management. Duties include development of international trade strategies and strategic plans, and leadership of the OIT and other staff in formation and administration of trade policies and programs, and coordination of interagency activities with the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Agriculture and State, the U.S. Trade Representative, the Export Import Bank, and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. 

 

2:15pm – 2:30pm

Coffee Break

2:30pm – 3:45pm 

New Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Education

New frontiers in entrepreneurship and the definition of work are interlinked with the future of learning. It is obvious that the knowledge and skills necessary for the next generation might be different from those needed today. Higher Education can help bridge the gap between what is needed today versus tomorrow. Yet, universities and educators keep developing the same content packaged in different modes (on-campus, hybrid, and on-campus). This session will discuss what revolution is needed in higher education to prepare these new students to succeed within Industry 4.0.

Speakers:

  • Ayman Tarabishy, Teaching Professor of Management GWU (Moderator)
  • Donna Kelley, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Frederic C. Hamilton Chair of Free Enterprise at Babson College; Board Member, Global Entrepreneurship Research Association (GERA)
  • Patrick Leahy, President, Wilkes University
  • Ahmed Shalaby, Managing Director & Board Member, Tatweer Misr, ICSB VP, Egypt
  • Katia Passerini, Dean, St John’s University
  • Roberto Parente, Professor, Salerno University, Italy

 

Dr. Ayman Tarabishy is a Teaching Professor of Management at the George Washington University.

Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy is currently a Teaching Professor of Management at the George Washington University’s School of Business. He is an award winning author and teacher, just been recently awarded the Most Outstanding faculty voted by students five years consecutive – 2010 – 2015. Dr. Tarabishy is the only faculty in the GW School of Business that teaches in two nationally ranked programs. He developed the first Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Creativity courses offered to MBA and undergraduate students throughout the school of business. Dr. El Tarabishy is the originator of the United Nations International Day for Micro,-Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs Day) that will always be celebrated on June 27th.  MSMEs Day recognizes the important of entrepreneurs and small businesses worldwide.

Dr. Donna Kelley, Frederic C. Hamilton Chair of Free Enterprise and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College, and Board Member of the Global Entrepreneurship Research Association (GERA)

Donna Kelley is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College, and holds the Frederic C. Hamilton Chair of Free Enterprise. She is a frequent presenter on the topic of global entrepreneurship for executive, policy and academic audiences around the world. Prof. Kelley is a board member of the Global Entrepreneurship Research Association (GERA), the oversight board of GEM, and leader of the GEM U.S. team. She has co-authored GEM reports on global entrepreneurship, women’s entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education and training, and entrepreneurship in the U.S., Korea, and Africa. Prof. Kelley’s research has been published in the Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, Journal of Product Innovation Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Human Resource Management, and others. Her current research interests include examining the impact of policy and other ecosystem conditions on the rate and nature of entrepreneurship in a society.

 

Patrick Leahy is the President of Wilkes University.

President Leahy came to Wilkes from the University of Scranton, where he served as Executive Vice President from 2004 through 2012, and was responsible for Development, Government Relations, Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions, Intercollegiate Athletics, Planning and Information Technology. At Scranton, he led the University’s successful “Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign, raising more than $125 million. Prior to arriving at the University of Scranton, President Leahy was co-founder and President of the Business Affairs Forum, a 15,000-member distance learning community based in Ithaca, NY. He has worked as an investment officer at Allied Capital Corporation, as an account executive at Deluxe Corporation and a development officer at Georgetown University. A native of Towson, MD, President Leahy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Georgetown University and earned dual masters degrees from Cornell University in Business Administration and Labor Relations, where he was a Fried Fellow. He earned the Doctor of Education degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Shalaby, Ph.D. is the Managing Director of Tatweer Misr and an ICSB Vice President

Drawing on his extensive planning and business management experience, Dr. Shalaby supervises the day to day management of the company, including the business development and the strategic planning for Tatweer Misr’s major projects. In addition to his work with Tatweer Misr, Dr. Shalaby is also a Professor of Architecture and Urban Development at the Department of Architectural Engineering at Cairo University, Egypt. Prior to joining Tatweer Misr, Dr. Shalaby spent a year working at El Mostakbal for Urban Development, where he held the position of Advisor to the Chairman. During his time with El Mostakbal, Dr. Shalaby played an integral role in the development of Mostakbal City; the largest planned mixed-use development in the New Cairo area. An established engineer in the field of architecture, urban development and a real estate expert in his own right, Dr. Shalaby’s professional career began in 1993, starting out as a faculty member at Cairo University and a prominent architectural engineer. Dr. Shalaby has over a decade of experience in the development and management of major real estate portfolios in Egypt, working with Al Fawares Holding where he was responsible for the real estate investments in addition to his work for the Egyptian Ministry of Housing, Infrastructure, and Urban Communities as a Technical Advisor to the Minister. Dr. Shalaby holds a Degree in Architectural Engineering, which he received in 1993 as well as a Ph.D. in Urban Planning, which he received in 2003 through a joint program between Cairo University, Egypt and Cornell University, USA.   After receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Shalaby was appointed a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University, USA.

 

Katia Passerini is the Dean of the College of Professional Studies at St. John’s University.

Katia Passerini was appointed Dean of the College of Professional Studies at St. John’s University in the summer of 2016. She also holds a Professor appointment in the Division of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Science at the University. In her previous position, Dr. Passerini was Hurlburt Chair and Professor of Management Information Systems, Martin Tuchman School of Management, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), from 2003 to 2016. She also served as Dean for the Albert Dorman Honors College at NJIT from 2013 to 2016. There, she played an instrumental role in making college affordable for first-generation students with an interest in technical careers. Dr. Passerini holds degrees in political science from LUISS University in Italy and in economics from the University of Rome Tor Vergata. She holds both an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. from The George Washington University, and a Certificate in Business Project Management from New York University. Dr. Passerini was a Fulbright Student and Administrator Scholar, an Italian National Research Council Fellow, and received several funded scholarships awards and grants.

 

Roberto Parente is a Professor at the Universita’ di Salerno: Chairs: Management of Innovation; Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Roberto Parente is Full Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of Salerno (Italy). He’s the Director of the Master M2I “Entrepreneurship and Open Innovation” , and previuosly he was in charge of the Master RISS “Tech Transfer in Life Science”. Founder and Director of LISA Lab a Research Centre whose main topics are: Science Based startup; Students Entrepreneurship; Finance for innovation.

Roberto is Clab Chief of his University, actively promoting the culture of innovation and Entrepreneurship among students and researchers. Through Lisa Lab he regularly organize Labs and acceleration programs for start up. He’s member of the Italian Association for Universities’ Technology Transfer and he’s one of the co-Authors of the yearly Report on Tech Transfer in Italy.
He has been member of the ICSB Global Faculty, and Head of the Italian group of Research on “Humane Entrepreneurship”.

Roberto is an active Angel Investor having partecipated to the Launch of many Science Base Ventures, mainly in Helathcare and Biotechnology. On the other side he’s involved in Social Innovation Projects helping Local Communities to develop Micro and SMEs for sustainable growth. The most recent one has been focused on the Cilento National Park. An Area in the south of Italy that is known worldwide as the home-base of the “Dieta Mediterranea”.

 

Prof. Rubén Ascúa Rector Organizador Universidad Nacional de Rafaela, Argentina   

Dr. Ruben Ascua is also a professor at the National Technological Universities, General Sarmiento and the Coast in Argentina; and the Applied Sciences in Kaiserslautern, Germany. President of the MERCOSUR Red Pymes Civil Association. President of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB 2014-2015). Director of A & M Economic Sciences.Since 1983 : consultancies for private companies and public and private organizations, such as the Federal Investment Council, the Inter-American Development Bank; the World Bank, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); UNDP; ILO; the Buenos Aires Office of ECLAC; the Secretariat for Small and Medium Enterprises of the Ministry of Economy in Argentina (SSEPYME), the Municipality of Rafaela, the Ministry of Production of the Province of Santa Fe, the Potenciar Foundation, the Business Development Center of Rafaela. President of the Fundación Empretec Argentina in the period 2008-2010.

Areas of Specialization: small business development, formulation and evaluation of investment projects, internationalization and diversification of markets in SMEs; process of financing SMEs and new firms; development of instruments at the local level in the financial market.

3:45pm – 5:00pm

The End of the World as We Know It; Creating the Time Capsule

600 millions jobs will be needed in the next 15 years to just stay current with the current work-force. If we create an Idea Time Capsule to be opened after 15 years, what trends, challenges, opportunities will evolve in the next 15 years. This innovative collaborative conference-wide discussion will occur as the last session of the day.

Ideas will be transcribed and put forth in an ICSB working online e-book to be used by ICSB members worldwide.

George Solomon, Professor of Management GWU, Editor of JSBM, (Session Chair)
Delegation of Youth (Futurists)
Luca Iandoli, ICSB Immediate Past President, (Discussant)
Representatives from DC Government
George Washington University Community

Dr. George T. Solomon, Director of the Center For Entrepreneurial Excellence; Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM); and Professor of Management at The George Washington University (GWU)

Dr. George T. Solomon is currently a Professor of Management and co-founder and Director for the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE) at the George Washington University School of Business.  He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Small Business Management. Dr. Solomon is the past president of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) and the International Council for Small Business (ICSB). From 1976 until 2004, Dr. Solomon held various managerial positions at the SBA including director of the Office of Special Initiatives and deputy associate administrator for Business Initiatives Education and Training where he managed a staff of six to fifteen professionals. Dr. Solomon has published and edited over 130 articles, books of readings, book chapters, reference materials and proceedings articles in both the areas of entrepreneurship/small business management and organizational behavior & dynamics. He is a colleague of the Creative Education Foundation, a Justin G. Longenecker Fellow of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, a fellow of the Small Business Institute Director’s Association and a Wilford White Fellow of the ICSB. 

Luca Iandoli is the immediate past-president of ICSB.

Luca Iandoli is a Visiting Research Professor of Engineering Management at Stevens Institute of Technology. He is also an Associate Professor of Engineering and Innovation Management, School of Engineering, University of Naples Federico II (Italy) and President of the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB). Iandoli received his MSE in Electronic Engineering at the University of Naples Federico II in October 1998, completed an Executive Master program in Human Resources Management at the ISMO (Interventi e Studi Multidisciplinari nell’Organizzazione, – Intervention and Multidisciplinary Studies in Organization, www.ismo.org) in November 2000, and received a Ph.D. in Business and Managerial Engineering at the University of Roma Tor Vergata in December 2002. He has received several awards over the course of his career. Within the past five years, he has won the ICSB Presidential Award for Excellence in Service, Best Case Study Award at the ECSB Case Study Competition, Global Information Technology Management Association (GITMA) Fellowship and Fulbright Scholarship as a Research Visitor at the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence.

 

5:00pm-6:00pm

Reception

Friday, October 27, 2017

Location: The George Washington University School of Business, Duques Hall, 2201 G Street NW, Washington, DC

9:15am-10:00am

Registration and Check-in

10:00am – 11:15am

Parallel Sessions I-Complete Details posted October 5th

11:15pm – 12:30pm

Parallel Sessions 2-Complete Details posted October 5th

12:30pm-1:45pm

Lunch

1:45pm – 3:00pm

Parallel Sessions 3-Complete Details posted October 5th

3:00pm – 3:15pm

Coffee Break

3:30pm – 4:45pm
Closing Plenary Session

Enhancing the Credibility of Entrepreneurship Research

The presentation will address recent concerns about lack of reproducibility and replicability of entrepreneurship research. The presentation will address causes for this problem and propose some solutions. The goal is for the presentation and subsequent panelist comments to be thought-provoking and lead to a lively and informative exchange of ideas regarding these issues.

Speaker:

  • Herman Aguinis, Avram Tucker Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Management at the George Washington University School

Discussants:

  • George Solomon, Professor of Management, Editor of JSBM
  • Donna Kelley, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Frederic C. Hamilton Chair of Free Enterprise at Babson College; Board Member, Global Entrepreneurship Research Association (GERA)
  • Caryn Beck-Dudley, Dean at the Santa Clara Leavey School of Business

Herman Aguinis is the Avram Tucker Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Management at the George Washington University School 

Herman Aguinis is the Avram Tucker Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Management at the George Washington University School of Business. His research is interdisciplinary and addresses the acquisition, development, and deployment of talent in organizations and organizational research methods. His professional and life agenda is to have an impact on the academic community, but also on society as well as organizational practices and policy-making. Professor Aguinis has written about 150 journal articles and secured about $5MM in research funding (e.g., National Science Foundation). He published five books, including Performance Management and Applied Psychology in Talent Management. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Recent awards include the Academy of Management (AOM) Research Methods Division Distinguished Career Award for lifetime contributions, AOM Entrepreneurship Division IDEA Thought Leader Award, AOM Practice Theme Committee Scholar Practice Impact Award recognizing an outstanding scholar who has had an impact on policy making, and best-article-of-the-year awards from four different journals. His work has been featured by The Economist, National Public Radio, Fortune, BusinessWeek, and many other outlets. For more information, please visit http://hermanaguinis.com/ 

 

Dr. George T. Solomon, Director of the Center For Entrepreneurial Excellence; Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM); and Professor of Management at The George Washington University (GWU)

Dr. George T. Solomon is currently a Professor of Management and co-founder and Director for the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE) at the George Washington University School of Business.  He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Small Business Management. Dr. Solomon is the past president of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) and the International Council for Small Business (ICSB). From 1976 until 2004, Dr. Solomon held various managerial positions at the SBA including director of the Office of Special Initiatives and deputy associate administrator for Business Initiatives Education and Training where he managed a staff of six to fifteen professionals. Dr. Solomon has published and edited over 130 articles, books of readings, book chapters, reference materials and proceedings articles in both the areas of entrepreneurship/small business management and organizational behavior & dynamics. He is a colleague of the Creative Education Foundation, a Justin G. Longenecker Fellow of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, a fellow of the Small Business Institute Director’s Association and a Wilford White Fellow of the ICSB. 

Dr. Donna Kelley, Frederic C. Hamilton Chair of Free Enterprise and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College, and Board Member of the Global Entrepreneurship Research Association (GERA)

Donna Kelley is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College, and holds the Frederic C. Hamilton Chair of Free Enterprise. She is a frequent presenter on the topic of global entrepreneurship for executive, policy and academic audiences around the world. Prof. Kelley is a board member of the Global Entrepreneurship Research Association (GERA), the oversight board of GEM, and leader of the GEM U.S. team. She has co-authored GEM reports on global entrepreneurship, women’s entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education and training, and entrepreneurship in the U.S., Korea, and Africa. Prof. Kelley’s research has been published in the Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, Journal of Product Innovation Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Human Resource Management, and others. Her current research interests include examining the impact of policy and other ecosystem conditions on the rate and nature of entrepreneurship in a society.

 

Caryn Beck-Dudley is the Dean at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.

Caryn Beck-Dudley is currently the dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. At the Leavey School she has engaged the faculty, staff and alumni in implementing aggressive strategic initiatives, including adding a MS in Business Analytics, MS in Supply Chain and totally revamping the MBA to focus more deeply on the Silicon Valley location and influence. Prior to serving as dean at the Leavey School of Business, she was the dean of the College of Business at Florida State University where she held the post of dean for nine years. She developed a compelling strategic plan for the business college, expanded its entrepreneurship, began an analytics programs, established novel programs for veterans, and led an ambitious fundraising campaign for a new building.  Beck-Dudley also held roles as dean, department head, and professor of management and human resources in the College of Business at Utah State University. At Utah State University she chaired the Audit Council for the Utah State University Research Foundation, Health Benefits Committee, Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee and was Director of the Women and Gender Research Institute. She taught at the University of Georgia Terry College of Business while on sabbatical and the University of Michigan Ross School of Business while on leave.

Beck-Dudley was recently elected vice-chair/chair elect for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), where she served two term son the Board of Directors as well as on the executive committee. She previously chaired the Maintenance of Accreditation Committee.

 

Reception:
6:00pm—7:00pm

Dinner:
7:00pm—9:00pm

Gala Dinner at GW’s City View Room
Address: GW’s City View (7th Fl), 1957 E Street, NW, 7th Floor, Washington DC

The City View Room is located on the 7th Floor of GWU’s Elliot School of International Affairs, located at 1957 E. Street NW. It features views of downtown Washington, DC, including the monuments and Capitol building .

Reception from 6pm-7pm, Dinner begins promptly at 7pm.

The highlight of the evening’s program is the awarding of the ICSB Luminary Awards, recognizing extraordinary individuals and organizations that have risen to the highest level of small business and entrepreneurial achievement in either research, practice or academia.