Lumpkin delivers invited research talks at high-profile entrepreneurship conferences


G. Thomas Lumpkin, the Chris J. Witting Chair in Entrepreneurship, recently delivered two invited research talks. Lumpkin delivered a pillar session on research at the US Association of Small Business Entrepreneurship conference (USASBE) in New Orleans (Jan. 13, 2012), titled Long-Term Orientation and Entrepreneurship: Research Challenges and Opportunities. Pillar sessions are part of the USASBE program where leaders from the entrepreneurship discipline share insights, best practices and forecasts for the field.

Lumpkin has also delivered a keynote speech at the GMLG Conference on Entrepreneurship: Start-ups, Business Models, and Family Businesses in Germany (Jan. 20, 2012), titled Understanding the Family Business Landscape: Implications for Sustainability and Performance. Catering to an audience of academics and practitioners, one goal of the GMLG conference is to address the challenge of “translating” academic findings for practitioners.