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Join the Online Discussion – #ICSB Webinar Series

The ICSB webinar series is a forum for members from around the world to discuss Management Assistance for Small Business. Each live session includes well-respected educators, scholars and small business professionals.

ICSB will host a new webinar each month with1-2 speakers and a topical focus under the general theme. We are targeting Wednesday at 12pm Eastern time (Washington DC USA). We encourage you to RSVP ahead of each live session. Council members representing education, industry, financial institutions and government, provide a worldwide network of ideas and experience exchange on management assistance for small business.

The moderator of the ICSB Webinar Series is Executive Director, Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy, who will encourage speakers to provide real world examples and pragmatic advice for small businesses based on the research results.

Participants should RSVP for each upcoming live session below to receive a confirmation email. Users can join the meeting from a PC, Mac, or a mobile device.  You are not required to have a Go To Meeting account to join the live session. Following each live session, we’ll post the webinar recording link, any speaker PPT slides and contact information, as well as a short summary to this page.

I invite ICSB members from around the world to join the Webinar Series, which will provide a forum each month to engage with your colleagues about small business and entrepreneurship issues. Speakers will be asked to deliver short presentations so that there is plenty of time for question and answer. As the moderator, I’ll stress real world implications and have a few special questions of my own.

Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy

Executive Director, ICSB

Upcoming Webinars

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017
12PM – 1PM EST

 

Why Are We Ignoring Family Business?

 

Speaker:

  • Dr. Frank Hoy, Foisie Business School, Beswick Professor and Director, Collaborative for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

 

Do you think that question is an exaggeration? Family businesses outnumber non-family businesses in most national economies. How much attention do they really get in business education? How many universities offer programs, or even a course? Do many educators believe the myth that you should not go into business with family members? Do they think that family businesses are dysfunctional? What about studies that suggest that family businesses outperform and outlive non-family businesses? Could it be that family businesses have lessons for non-family firms? Let’s think about what we can teach our students and what we still have to learn.

Dr. Frank Hoy

Dr. Frank Hoy

Foisie Business School, Beswick Professor and Director, Collaborative for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Frank Hoy is the inaugural Paul R. Beswick Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s School of Business. Formerly, he served as dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Texas at El Paso, held the Carl R. Zwerner Professorship in Family Business at Georgia State University, and was state director of the Georgia Small Business Development Center while on the faculty of the University of Georgia.

Dr. Hoy’s professional service includes having been chair of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management, senior vice president of the International Council for Small Business, vice president of the Family Firm Institute, president of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), and co-president of the Family Enterprise Research Conference. He is a recipient of USASBE’s Max S. Wortman, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Hoy’s research contributions to family business include Entrepreneurial Family Firms (Co-authored with Pramodita Sharma, 2010) and The Routledge Companion to Family Business (Co-edited with Franz Kellermanns, 2017).  Hoy is a Fellow of the Family Firm Institute, the International Council for Small Business, the International Family Enterprise Research Academy, and the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017
12PM – 1PM EST

 

Programs to further develop faculty from around the world in the art and craft of teaching entrepreneurship and building entrepreneurship programs

 

Speaker:

  • Dr. Heidi Neck, Professor and the Jeffry A. Timmons Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Babson College

Dr. Neck will discuss her experience with programs that further develop faculty from around the world in the art and craft of teaching entrepreneurship and building entrepreneurship programs.

Dr. Heidi Neck

Dr. Heidi Neck

Babson College Professor and the Jeffry A. Timmons Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies

Heidi Neck, Ph.D., is a Babson College Professor and the Jeffry A. Timmons Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies. She teaches entrepreneurship at the MBA and executive levels. Her research interests include entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurship inside organizations, and creative thinking. Neck is the lead author of Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach—a book written to help educators teach entrepreneurship in more experiential and engaging ways. Additionally, she has published 40+ book chapters, research monographs, and refereed articles in such journals as Journal of Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, and International Journal of Entrepreneurship Education. She is on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Learning & Education journal.