The first YVIP Global Conference was held November 3 at Yongjae hall with the support of AmorePacific. The conference consisted of three sessions: education, practice and policy, and academic research to foster entrepreneurship.
Five renowned scholars shared their insights at this conference. They were Professor Howard E. Aldrich of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Professor Henrich R. Greve of INSEAD; Professor Paul D. Reynolds of Aston University; Professor Hiram Samel of Oxford University; and Professor Poh Kam Wong of the National University of Singapore. Discussion sessions with these scholars gave insightful looks into entrepreneurship as a way to overcome an era of uncertainty and promote future growth.
After an opening address from YVIP Director, Professor Dongyoub Shin, and a welcoming speech from YSB Dean Young Ho Eom, Professor Mooweon Rhee, the conference chair, introduced each program of the conference.
[Professor Dongyoub Shin (left) and Professor Mooweon Rhee (right)]
Professor Hyun-Han Shin chaired the first session in which Oxford Professor Hiram Samel said, “As we look at the example of Stanford University which contributed to settling the IT industry into Silicon Valley, the university should fully support students from shaping entrepreneurship to developing new business in every way.” The second speaker, Professor Poh Kam Wong of the National University of Singapore, focused on entrepreneurship education through experiential learning. An example, he said, is the NUS Enterprise program in which students are introduced to investors and mentors outside the classroom.
[Professor Hiram Samel (left) and Professor Poh Kam Wong (right)]