Roundtable Agenda

The IRPR sessions on March 11 and March 12 are a private event. The evening event on March 12 is a public event. IRPR participants registered for both as part of their registration for the IRPR.

Working Agenda Outline - International Research & Policy Roundtable

Venue: Radisson Blu

107 Old Hall Street, Liverpool
Tel: +44 151 966 1500

 

Sunday, March 11

 

From 12:00     Registration

12:30-13:30     Networking Lunch

 

13:30-14:00     Introductions and Overview of Objectives for Roundtable

Robert Litan, Vice President, Research and Policy, Kauffman Foundation
Karen Wilson, Senior Fellow, Kauffman Foundation

 

14:00-15:15     Facilitating the Development of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Presentations of selected papers:

Glenda Napier, Manager of Policy Analysis, FORA, Denmark, “Ecosystems for High-growth Firms”

Hugo Kantis, Universidad Nacional De Sarmiento, Argentina, “Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Latin America: the role of policies”

Wubiao Zhou, Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, “The Diffusion of  the Liberal State Model and Rapid Entrepreneurial Development in China”

Discussant: Robert Crawford, Director of Innovation, Investments and Growth, NESTA
Moderator: Robert Litan, Vice President, Research and Policy, Kauffman Foundation

 

15:15-15:45     Coffee Break

 

15:45-17:00     Catalyzing Entrepreneurial Education

 Presentations of selected papers:

Rohit Shukla, Larta Institute, USA, “A new training paradigm for entrepreneurs: The network-centric approach”

Christos Kolympiris, Assistant Professor, Management Studies Group, Wageningen University and Research Center, Netherlands, “Academic Entrepreneurs and Firm Location Choice in Life-Sciences”

Nadine Jeserich, Growth Economics, U.S., “Cross-state difference in high-growth businesses: Policy Impacts”

Discussant: Thomas Andersson, Chairman, International Organization for Knowledge Economy and Enterprise Development
Moderator: Karen Wilson, Senior Fellow, Kauffman Foundation

 

 

18:00-20:00     Dinner

                        Location: Radisson Blu

 

Monday, March 12

 

8:00-8:30         Coffee and Breakfast Buffet

 

8:30-9:00         Review from previous day

Robert Litan, Vice President, Research and Policy, Kauffman Foundation

Karen Wilson, Senior Fellow, Kauffman Foundation

 

9:00-10:15       Improving Access to Finance for High Growth Firms 

Presentations of selected papers:

Gordon Murray, Professor, University of Exeter Business School, U.K., “Government Co-financed Hybrid Venture Capital Programmes: generalizing developed economy experience and its relevance to emerging nations”

German Echecopar, Associate Professor, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Chile, “Public policy for entrepreneurial finance: A comparative approach between the US and Chile’s risk capital industry”

William Scheela, Professor of Business Administration Bemidji State University Minnesota State University System, USA, “Business Angel Investing in Emerging Economies: Policy Implications for Southeast Asia”

Discussant: Nicolas Veron, Senior Fellow, Bruegel, and Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Moderator: Karen Wilson, Senior Fellow, Kauffman Foundation

 

10:15-10:30     Break

 

10:30-11:45     Overcoming Regulatory Barriers for High Growth Firms

Presentations of selected papers:

Kaustav Misra, Saginaw Valley State University, U.S., “The Determinants of Venture Creation Time: A Cross-Country Perspective”

Jeffrey Petty, Senior Researcher, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland “Public Policy: Moving Beyond Firm Creation”

Robert Eberhart, Stanford University, U.S. “Failure is an Option: Failure Barriers and New Firm Performance”

Discussant: Anders Hoffman, Deputy Director General, Danish Business Authority
Moderator: Robert Litan, Vice President, Research and Policy, Kauffman Foundation

 

11:45-12:30     Wrap-up brainstorming discussion & summary

 

12:30-13:15     Lunch for participants in roundtable

 

 

 

Working Agenda Outline - Promoting High Growth Entrepreneurship Around the World: A Dialogue Among Experts

PUBLIC EVENT* [Roundtable participants and Global Entrepreneurship Congress guests]

Monday, March 12

Venue: Radisson Blu

107 Old Hall Street, Liverpool
Tel: +44 151 966 1500

 

13:30-14:00     Registration

 

14:00-14:15     Overview of the Kauffman International Research and Policy Roundtable

Robert Litan, Vice President, Research and Policy, Kauffman Foundation
Karen Wilson, Senior Fellow, Kauffman Foundation

 

14:15-15:30     Interactive Discussion Session 1: Policies to Facilitate Entrepreneurship

How can countries drive entrepreneurship-led growth? What steps can policy makers take to facilitate innovative entrepreneurship and the creation of high growth firms? How do these measures vary across countries and regions?

Report backs from discussants:

Robert Crawford, Director of Innovation, Investments and Growth, NESTA

Thomas Andersson, Chairman, International Organization for Knowledge Economy and Enterprise Development

Moderator: Karen Wilson, Senior Fellow, Kauffman Foundation

 

15:30-16:45     Interactive Discussion Session 2: Removing Regulatory Barriers to Entrepreneurship

In many countries around the world, legal barriers stand in the way of innovation and entrepreneurial growth. How can these barriers be overcome? What legal reforms are needed? How do these differ across countries?

Report backs from discussants:

Nicolas Véron, Senior Fellow, Bruegel, and Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Anders Hoffman, Deputy Director General, Danish Business Authority, Denmark

Moderator :Robert Litan, Vice President, Research and Policy, Kauffman Foundation

 

16:45-17:00     Summary and next steps

Robert Litan, Vice President, Research and Policy, Kauffman Foundation
Karen Wilson, Senior Fellow, Kauffman Foundation

 

17:00-19:00     Networking Reception