February 10, 2011 — University of Virginia entrepreneurship expert Saras D. Sarasvathy will kick off the U.Va. Innovation Partnerships Roundtable Seminar Series on Feb. 17 with a discussion on how entrepreneurs think.
Sarasvathy, the Isadore Horween Research Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Darden School of Business, will share the results of a recent case study in which she explored the psychology of successful entrepreneurs and the emergence of effectual reasoning in this group.
"This new series will offer insight and guidance on key aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship," said W. Mark Crowell, U.Va.'s executive director and associate vice president for innovation partnerships and commercialization. "Through this series, we're also reaching out to local entrepreneurs, investors and others to strengthen the University's support system for researchers wishing to launch and grow innovation-based companies."
The presentation will begin at 5:15 p.m. at the Colonnade Club, located in Pavilion VII in U.Va.'s Academical Village, with a networking reception to follow. Members of the University and local entrepreneurial communities who wish to attend are asked to RSVP to Sharon Krueger, U.Va. innovation partnerships coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-243-1407.
Fortune Small Business magazine named Sarasvathy one of the top 18 entrepreneurship professors in 2007. In addition to teaching courses in entrepreneurship and ethics in Darden's MBA and doctoral programs, she teaches doctoral courses in Denmark, India, Croatia and South Africa and advises entrepreneurship education programs in Europe and Asia.
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