Call for PDW Participants!
Improving Lives through Entrepreneurship in Africa: Observations, Trends, and New
Directions in Research
Saturday, August 11, 2018
4:15pm - 5:45pm
Sheraton Grand Chicago, Gold Coast
Sponsors: AFAM, ENT, PNP
Eliada Griffin-El, Robert Morris University ([log in to unmask])
Joy Olabisi, Rochester Institute of Technology ([log in to unmask])
Please join us for an engaging discussion on emergent research avenues that inform
entrepreneurial and organizational practice towards addressing pressing societal issues across
the African region. The discussion will identify and frame leading questions and trends in conceptual
and empirical investigations as cultivated from the rich exchanges among participants in the workshop.
Utilizing a creative facilitative approach, key insights will be captured and framed toward articulating an
emergent and exploratory research agenda purposed to advance some of the Sustainable
Development Goals targeted at improving lives in Africa.
The entrepreneurship literature has significantly expanded to propose pressing
questions and possible answers to the world's most looming societal issues. Organizations are
adopting an entrepreneurial lens to re-imagine processes and products that address systemic and
resource challenges that undermine the health and welfare of numerous African communities. In
this PDW, we aim to foster an inclusive forum whereby scholars and practitioners can collectively
explore how research is informing organizations' local and global practices that are advancing
sustainable development across communities of the African continent as well as identify
important questions that can inform novel directions for research.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to seeing you there!
Associate Professor of Management
Director of the Massey Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Robert Morris University School of Business