Kent State’s Bridgestone Chair of International Marketing to Keynote Michael D. Solomon Speaker Series
Swedish researcher and professor Joakim Wincent, Ph.D., who also has been appointed visiting professor and Bridgestone Chair of International Marketing at Kent State University, will speak at the Michael D. Solomon Entrepreneurship Speaker Series on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Wincent will address how innovation can extend a company’s potential as a market leader during his presentation, titled “Global Innovation Leadership.” The event, which will take place at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center at 6:30 p.m., is free and open to the public.
Attendees at the event will learn how small firms can use entrepreneurial practices to remain at the forefront of innovation.
Wincent is a professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at Luleå University of Technology in Sweden. He has won several awards for his research, including most recently, an award for his paper at the European Academy of Management Conference and Wallenberg Academy Fellows nomination.
As the Bridgestone Chair in International Marketing at Kent State, part of Wincent’s time will be spent working at the university’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation to partner with leading European research centers.
The event is sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation in Kent State’s College of Business Administration. For more information and to register for the event, visit www.kent.edu/cebi/registration-page-for-solomon-speaker-series.cfm.
The Michael D. Solomon Entrepreneurship Speaker Series is made possible through an endowed gift from Michael D. Solomon, a 1974 graduate of the College of Business Administration at Kent State who also serves as a national trustee on the Kent State University Board of Trustees. Through Solomon’s generosity, entrepreneurs are brought to campus each year to share their experiences with students, faculty and the business community. Students are given the opportunity to meet the speaker, providing a connection with the world of business and entrepreneurship outside the classroom.