Peoples, Cultures and Careers Research Cluster #1 - Transnational Perspectives on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
While globalization has been a popular concept to examine the rapidly changing cultural, financial, political and technological environment in an interconnected world, there has not been sufficient attention to history, context and transnational modes of being and belonging in the world within the context of entrepreneurship. Within this context, much scholarship has aimed to understand how entrepreneurship takes place in a globally-connected world that has relied on static ontologies and methods. If mobility is the new defining feature of societies and then, new theories and approaches in social sciences that attend to the impact of these mobilities must be acknowledged and used to provide important contributions to our understanding of the social and economic world. To this end, transnational migration studies offer new ontologies and concepts to study a world on-the-move, specifically in relation to innovation, entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial activities.
This talk will focus on conceptual contributions of transnational migration studies to the study of innovation and entrepreneurship focusing on the ways people, practices and ideas circulate globally, and with what consequence.
Host & Moderator
Professor Eddy Ng
Professor Ng is a Visiting Professor of Organisational Behaviour. His research focuses on managing diversity for organizational competitiveness, the changing nature of work and organizations, and managing across generations. His work has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada grants. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and a Co-Editor for Personnel Review. Prior to the academia, he spent 7 years with the TD Bank Financial Group.
Professor Banu Ozkazanc-Pan
Professor Banu Ozkazanc-Pan is Professor of Practice at the School of Engineering and Academic Director of the IE Brown EMBA program. She is also the Founder and Director of the Venture Capital Inclusion Lab at the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship. Professor Banu’s research interests are mainly in the areas of diversity and inclusion in organizations and in entrepreneurial ecosystems.
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