Oct 25, 2006    #160
Contact: Nick Barron

IEI hosts major research conferenceTop academics in fields of management, engineering and science will present their work

The Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (IEI) at UMKC and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation are presenting the 2006  Kauffman Foundation and IEI Research Conference on Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship at the Kauffman Foundation on November 2 and 3.  Researchers from six countries, including China, the Netherlands and Japan, will present their articles.


Thursday, November 2 - 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.: Opening reception and dinner with keynote speaker, Bob Litan, Vice President of Research and Policy at the Kauffman Foundation. 

Friday, November 3 - 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Welcoming address by Professor C. Anthony Di Benedetto, editor, Journal of Product Innovation Management.  A detailed agenda of the conference can be found here.

The conference is associated with the Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM) special issue on Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship.  The purposes of the research conference and the journal’s special issue are to provide a forum for articles exploring leading-edge issues of significant academic and managerial interest which have typically been under-researched. Never-before published research articles will be presented. 

Conference chairs and editors of the Journal’s special issue are Michael Song, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UMKC and  Robert Litan, Ph.D., Vice President of Research and Policy at The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution.

JPIM is listed in the top 10 of academic business journals. It is the leading academic journal devoted to the latest research, theory, and practice in new product and service development and is published six times a year by the Product Development and Management Association.

The Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Bloch School provides an educational experience that combines the best in academic programs with exciting entrepreneurial experiences, connecting students to business leaders and scholars, and providing hands-on experiences in visualizing and designing new enterprises.

The Bloch School is Kansas City’s only institution that is fully accredited in both business and public administration by prestigious, international accrediting bodies that set rigorous standards for their member institutions to maintain.  In business, the Bloch School is accredited by AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International, which accredits only eight percent of the business schools in the world.  In public administration, the Bloch School’s public affairs program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.  UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a three-part mission: visual and performing arts, health sciences, and urban affairs.

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