Geographies of entrepreneurship

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Economic Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/14/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Studio 10, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Jose Antonio Cabrera Pereyra, Feras Klenk
Chairs: Jose Antonio Cabrera Pereyra


In the last decades, entrepreneurship has emerged as a social, cultural and economic phenomenon promoted on a global scale by states, institutions, and experts. As a discourse and practice, it can be seen as a response to a rapidly changing global economy, a remedy for high unemployment rates, and a way to exercise freedom. The goal of this session is to stimulate discussion on the variegated spaces in which entrepreneurship takes place. We invite contributions focused on entrepreneurship research along the lines, but not exclusive to, the following topics:

- Globalization
- The Global South
- Specific case studies on entrepreneurship
- Institutional frameworks and entrepreneurial activity
- The entrepreneurial subject
- Neoliberalism
- “Economic” transition
- Development
- Affect and entrepreneurship
- Work, lifestyle and freedom
- Precarity
- Knoweldge transfer/exchange and best practices


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Laurence Côté-Roy*, McGill University, New City-Building in Morocco: Policy Transfer as an Entrepreneurial Venture 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Feras Klenk*, , Cool workspaces: Youth, Entrepreneurial Skills, and Economic Crisis in Oman 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Holly Smith*, University of South Carolina, From Activism to Entrepreneurialism: Discourses to Manage Youth under Pressure in Amman 20 8:40 AM
Presenter Noelani Eidse*, McGill University, Entrepreneurs on the edge of legality: Street vending, state sanctions and urban transformation in Hanoi, Vietnam 20 9:00 AM
Presenter Lynn Phillips*, University of Kentucky, When Horses Fly: Export Destinations of Thoroughbreds Sold at Auction 20 9:20 AM

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