Entrepreneurship in a Market Economy: What Business Students Need to Know
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The Trustees Pavilion, 6:45 p.m.
- Refreshments – 6:45 – 7:15 p.m.
- Welcome and Raciti Memorial Scholarship Presentation – 7:15 – 7:30 p.m.
- Lecture – 7:30 – 8:15 p.m.
Funding for this project was provided by the Institute for Humane Studies through a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation.
Peter G. Klein is Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University, and Senior Research Fellow with Baylor’s Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. He is also Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Management at the Norwegian School of Economics and Carl Menger Research Fellow at the Mises Institute. Klein has also held faculty positions at the University of Missouri’s Division of Applied Social Science and Truman School of Public Affairs, the Copenhagen Business School, the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, and Washington University’s Olin Business School, and is an Honorary Professor at the Beijing University of Information Science and Technology. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Klein’s research focuses on the links between entrepreneurship, strategy, and organization, with application to innovation, diversification, vertical coordination, health care, and public policy. His work has appeared in Organization Science, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Management, Managerial and Decision Economics, Strategic Organization, Journal of Industrial Economics, Rand Journal of Economics, and other outlets. Peter’s 2012 book “Organizing Entrepreneurial Judgment” (Cambridge University Press, with Nicolai Foss) received the 2014 Best Book Award from the Foundation for Economic Education. He has also received Best Paper awards from the Journal of Private Enterprise Education and the European Management Review. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Kauffman Foundation, the Mises Institute, the Illinois-Missouri Biotechnology Alliance, and other organizations.