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Entrepreneurship and Regional Growth in the Long Run
Speaker: Professor Michael Fritsch, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
Discussant: Professor David B. Audretsch, Indiana University, USA
Chair: Professor Maryann Feldman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Michael Fritsch is Senior Professor of Economics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, and Research Professor at the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH). He is also Associate Editor of the academic journals Regional Studies and Small Business Economics. Michael Fritsch has received his degrees in economics (Diplom Volkswirt, Ph.D., Habilitation) from the Technical University of Berlin. From 1992-2006, he was Chair of Economic Policy at the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg, and from 2006-2018 Chair of Business Dynamics, Innovation, and Economic Change at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena.
Michael Fritsch has published more than two hundred academic articles in scholarly journals and edited volumes as well as diverse books. His main fields of research are new business formation processes and their impact on economic development, innovation behaviour, innovation systems, and economic development strategies. A main topic of his recent research is the role of historical factors that shape the long-term development trajectories of regions. This particularly includes the role of informal institutions such as a regional culture of entrepreneurship.
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 a part-time Professor at the Department of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, University of Klagenfurt, Austria and an Honorary Professor of Industrial Economics and Entrepreneurship at the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany.
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 Foundation for Entrepreneurship. He has received honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Augsburg, Jonköping University and the University of Siegen. Audretsch also was awarded the Schumpeter Prize from the University of Wuppertal.
Audretsch has consulted with numerous international organizations, including the World Bank, OECD, European Union and the United Nations. He currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board to a number of research and policy institutes, including the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum in Stockholm, the Jackstädt Centre for Entrepreneurship in Wuppertal, Germany, and the American Center for Entrepreneurship in Washington, D.C.