Entrepreneurship and the Strategic Management of Place

Friday, 18 August 2017, 11:00 am — Friday, 18 August 2017, 12:00 pm

Contact three76@newcastle.edu.au

david audretsch

The University of Newcastle, in partnership with the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship, is delighted to welcome Professor David Audretsch for this special public lecture at Three76 Hub. Talking on the subject of 'Entrepreneurship and the Strategic Management of Place', Professor Audretsch's internationally regarded research will provide valuable insights for local students, startups and entrepreneurship facilitators as the Hunter innovation ecosystem goes from strength to strength.  

David Audretsch is a Distinguished Professor and Ameritech Chair of Economic Development at Indiana University, where he is also serves as Director of the Institute for Development Strategies. He also is an Honorary Professor of Industrial Economics and Entrepreneurship at the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London.

Audretsch's research has focused on the links between entrepreneurship, government policy, innovation, economic development and global competitiveness. He is co-author of The Seven Secrets of Germany, published by Oxford University Press. He is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal. He was awarded the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research by the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum (Entreprenörskapsforum). He has received honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Augsburg in Germany, Jonköping University in Sweden and the University of Siegen in Germany. Audretsch also was awarded the Schumpeter Prize from the University of Wuppertal in Germany.

Audretsch has served as a member of the Advisory Board to a number of international research and policy institutes, including Chair of the Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Berlin (German Institute for Economic Analysis Berlin); Chair of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Foundation for the Promotion of German Science) in Berlin, Germany; the Center for European Economic Research (Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) in Mannheim, Germany; National Academies of Sciences and Engineering; New York Academy of Sciences; the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum in Stockholm, Sweden; and the Jackstädt Centre for Entrepreneurship in Wuppertal, Germany.

Three76 Hub is a coworking space for startups brought to you by the University of Newcastle. Maybe you are a student, researcher, staff member or alumni of UON, or perhaps you are a community member keen to take advantage of the expertise UON has to offer. Either way, Three76 Hub brings together the various elements of the local innovation ecosystem required to support start-ups. We launch spinoffs and start-ups, attract investment and businesses to the Hunter Region, encourage innovation and commercialisation and produce the next generation of entrepreneurs, business leaders and inventors.