October 16, 2014


Entrepreneurship – a brief overview by Robert D. Hisrich


How do you think and act entrepreneurially? What are the conditions that allow entrepreneurs to thrive? Robert D. Hisrich, Professor of Global Entrepreneurship at Thunderbird School of Global Management, considers what is involved in successful entrepreneurship. Continue reading…

October 14, 2014


‘We are Here to make History’ : Matthew Rimmer on attending the 2014 UN Climate Summit in New York

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In the wake of the 400,000 strong Climate March in New York and the Flood Wall Street protest, the United Nations hosted a Climate Summit in New York on the 23 September 2014. The event was intended to be a catalyst for the development of a binding, fair, and ambitious international agreement upon climate change.  Dr Matthew Rimmer writes about his experiences of being in New York at an historically important moment.

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October 7, 2014

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Scepticism, Rationalism and ‘the Romantic Law School of Maastricht’ – an interview with Jan Smits

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The laws of different countries reach opposite conclusions… In law, no self-evident truths exist and a solution can only be arrived at after extensive reasoning.” We talk to Professor Jan Smits about the best way to understand Contract Law in the age of globalization.

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October 2, 2014


Making Waves: entrepreneurs, social change and going for a swim – an interview with Rafael Ziegler

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“[T]here is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things…” So wrote Machiavelli in 1532.  Social entrepreneurs today might be inclined to agree.  We talk to Rafael Ziegler, co-ordinator of the Social Entrepreneurship Research Plattform GETIDOS at Universität Greifswald and the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW), about entrepreneurism and the challenge of social change.

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