Kent State Associate Dean for Graduate & International Business Program Speaks at Seminar in Jakarta

Robert D. Hisrich, Ph.D., associate dean for Graduate and International Programs at the College of Business Administration will be the keynote speaker at “How to Fix and Prevent the 13 Biggest Problems that Derail Our Business” seminar in Jakarta, Indonesia, on October 8, 2015, at Hotel Borobudur. This event is organized by Lembaga Pendidkan Memajukan Bangsa (LPMB) a worldwide educational service.

As the author of 37 books, one is the most influential entrepreneurship textbook in the world, Corporate Entrepreneurship: How to Create a Thriving Entrepreneurial Spirit Throughout Your Company, Hisrich finds it vital to build a relationship with other active entrepreneurs and educators, as did the followers of Professor Peter Drucker and Philip Kotler, Ph.D.  Hisrich gives these lectures around the globe to enlighten start-up entrepreneurs how to better understand the problems they will face and the pitfalls to avoid.

Previously, Hisrich has given lectures in Europe, South Africa, Ukraine and Slovakia and now will extend his global reach to Indonesia. The seminar will be based on problems that confront entrepreneurs and senior management executives. As a result, they can develop and grow a sustainable business. The 13 problems to be presented are classified in three areas: management, marketing and finance.

Hisrich joined Kent State in March 2015 and serves not only as associate dean but also as the Bridgestone Chair in International Marketing. In that role, he will spend time working with the College’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation to partner with leading global researchers to collaborate, create fellowships and share ideas.

“Being given this opportunity to present in Indonesia is quite rewarding. My goal is to educate new entrepreneurs and help small businesses thrive,” says Hisrich. “In America, becoming an entrepreneur is quite easy, but in other countries it can be complicated; entrepreneurs often need guidance. My hope is that everyone leaves with tangible knowledge, I know I will.”

Hisrich elaborates that global interaction is imperative since virtually all businesses today work on an international stage, either partnering with one company in another country or on multiple continents. He stressed how valuable it is to learn from the experiences of other global entrepreneurs and business professionals.

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POSTED: Thursday, August 20, 2015 12:00 AM
Updated: Saturday, December 3, 2022 01:02 AM