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    Orientation Teaches Kenan Scholars About Program and Each Other

    On. Jan. 11 and 12, the Kenan Institute welcomed 14 students to the Kenan Scholars Class of 2021 with team-building activities and volunteer opportunities in eastern North Carolina.


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February 21, 2019

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Recent News & Media

A Collaborative Approach to Entrepreneurship Learning and Teaching

February 06, 2019

Entrepreneurship is encoded in the DNA of Rebecca White, director of the Entrepreneurship Center at The University of Tampa where she is James W. Walter Distinguished Chair of Entrepreneurship. She is currently a Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University. More

Future of Fintech Symposium Tackles Blockchain, Cryptocurrency

January 30, 2019

Traditional financial institutions and fintech companies continue to debate the future of financial services and the role such innovations as blockchain and cryptocurrency will play in that future. More

Entrepreneurship Center Director Ted Zoller Selected as Longenecker Fellow by USASBE

January 28, 2019

The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) has named Ted Zoller a Justin G. Longenecker Fellow.  Zoller, T.W. Lewis Clinical Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and director of the Kenan Institute-affiliated Entrepreneurship Center, was inducted into the fellowship on Jan. 25 at the USASBE’s annual conference in St. Petersburg, Florida. More

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Latest Research

The Differential Impact of TMT Structure on the Performance of Founder and Non-Founder Led Firms

January 15, 2019

Little is known about how TMT members affect a founder-led firm’s performance later in a firm’s life. Using novel methods and a sample of over 2,000 firms, we find that although team structure has a significant impact on the performance of non-founder-led firms (consistent with past literature), it has little to no effect on the operating performance of founder-led firms, suggesting that founder CEOs may exert too much control. More

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