Entrepreneurship and innovation plays an important role in job creation and economic growth, and is becoming increasingly imperative to many countries around the world. But the question for policymakers is how to facilitate and foster entrepreneurship?
The report The Entrepreneurial Code – Entrepreneurial climate and prospective growth in Europe and US examines the similarities and differences between Europe and the US in terms of level of entrepreneurial activity and ambition of entrepreneurs in terms of growth, internalization and innovation as well as the attitudes towards entrepreneurship.
The latest findings from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) will be presented and you will find out more about entrepreneurial similarities and differences between the US and Europe. Views from leading scholars in the field of entrepreneurship policy research will be mixed comments by policy makers.
Venue: House of Sweden
Time: 1 June, 13.30-15.45, followed by a mingle session
Ruta Aidis, Global Women Entrepreneur Leaders Scorecard, ACG Inc. and George Mason University
Jean-Luc Bald, Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America
Pontus Braunerhjelm, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum
Sameeksha Desai, SPEA and Indiana University
Johan Eklund, Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum and Jönköping International School of Business
Björn Falkenhall, Growth Analysis
Göran Lithell, Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C
Lisa Silver, Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum
Hulya Ulku, World Bank
13.00-13.30 Coffee and registration
13.30 Opening remarks by Göran Lithell, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C
13.40 Entrepreneurial activities and conditions Europe and US Presentation of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) project and the report The Entrepreneurial Code – an comparison of the entrepreneurial activities, aspirations and attitudes in Europe and the US.
14.05 Comments by Jean-Luc Bald, Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America
14.20 A closer look – different types of entrepreneurial activities
Short presentation and comparison of the levels of entrepreneurial activity and employee’s entrepreneurial activity.
14.35 Women’s entrepreneurship and wellbeing
Short presentation on women´s entrepreneurship and wellbeing followed by a panel discussion.
15.00 Policy discussion
Concluding discussions about policy implications and the road ahead.
15.30 Mingle session with refreshments