Entrepreneurship Across the Globe – Challenging Common Perceptions

We tend to think of entrepreneurship as an activity which is almost genetically determined, but how then do we account for the astonishing variety of backgrounds among entrepreneurs across the world?

In this webinar, Professor Paul Estrin of the London School of Economics and director of their Executive Global Master’s in Management program  re-examines the topic of entrepreneurship in a discussion designed to:

– Challenge common perceptions of what it means to be an entrepreneur
– Examine why entrepreneurship flourishes in certain cultures or areas of the world
– Investigate the implications for business expansion
– Explore supporting policies for entrepreneurship- including the development of entrepreneurial ecosystems within organizations.


Saul Estrin is a Professor of Management and founding Head of Department of Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2012, he launched LSE’s Executive Global Master’s in Management program as an alternative to a traditional MBA. The 17-month, part-time program takes an academic approach to management, developing students’ critical thinking skills so they don’t just learn how to apply management tools, they learn how to question them.

Professor Estrin’s main areas of research are emerging markets, with a particular focus on entrepreneurship and international business issues. He was formerly Adecco Professor of Business and Society at London Business School and also served as Deputy and Acting Dean there. He has also been a visiting Professor at Stanford University, Michigan Business School, Cornell University and the European University Institute.

About the Author

The LSE Department of Management is a specialist university department with an international intake and a global reach. Its research and teaching take an academically in-depth approach to the study of management and organisations, linking with the full breadth of the social sciences, from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, accounting and finance.