Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

WEBINAR: Novel entrepreneurial approaches in the Tanzanian food and agricultural sector

30 June 2020. Entrepreneurship, Economic Development and the Scientific Method. An ongoing project to apply the approach to the Tanzanian food and agricultural sector will be described.

This webinar [Recording forthcoming] addressed the important need for entrepreneurship to fuel economic development in developing economies. Entrepreneurship often is portrayed in a somewhat romanticized fashion, where trial and error efforts predominately result in failure and only very occasionally see success. 

However, particularly in developing economies, unstructured trial and error can be a costly impediment to effective change. Therefore, the webinar also introduced a novel research initiative to develop entrepreneurial approaches and practices which can improve the performance and efficiency of entrepreneurial processes. 

Learnings from initial applications of this scientific method will be summarized. Further, an ongoing project to apply the approach to the Tanzanian food and agricultural sector will be described.
  • Rajshree Agarwal Rudolph P. Lamone Chair and Professor in Entrepreneurship and Director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets, University of Maryland, USA.
  • Arnaldo Camuffo Full Professor of Business Organization, Vice director of the Invernizzi Center for Research in Innovation, Organization, Strategy & Entrepreneurship, Bocconi University, Italy.
  • Alfonso GambardellaProfessor of Management and Head of the Department of Management and Technology, Bocconi University, Italy.
  • Anna TemuChair and Founder, Sokoine University Graduate Enterprises Cooperative Society (SUGECO) and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania.
  • Moderator: 
  • Audra WormaldPhD Candidate in Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship, University of Maryland, USA.

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