Northwestern University

Fri 12:00 PM

Kenyan Technology Entrepreneurship: Templates, Tensions and Strategies of Action

When: Friday, May 27, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jeff Cernucan   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


Technology-based entrepreneurship is increasingly promoted as a recipe for international development, but what it means to be an entrepreneur is culturally conditioned. Klaus Weber will present the results from a study of how entrepreneurs in Nairobi’s nascent information technology sector experience and navigate diverse notions of entrepreneurship.

Klaus Weber is an associate professor of management and organizations. His research is grounded in cultural and institutional analysis, with substantive interests in the political economy of globalization, the intersection between social movements and the economy, sustainability and social enterprise.

This is part of our Faculty & Fellows Colloquium Series.

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